I am so excited you are visiting my website, my name is Kelli McKenzie and I would love to explain a little more about myself. I was born and raised in Katy, Texas, alongside my three older siblings Michael, Kristin, and Kendyl. I attended Faith West Academy from preschool to twelfth grade and graduated in 2014. Lastly, I would like to point out that I am a proud 3rd generation Fightin’ Texas Aggie.
Back in 2004, my dad started a candle business as a fun side job during my elementary years. I always watched him in the kitchen as he would melt the wax, pick a scent, carefully craft a specific color, and make the candles. Recently, I decided I would start helping him make and sell these candles to join in on a portion of the business.
Kelli Lane Candles was originally thought of by my mother, Patti, who thought it would be a great way to minister to others through an experience I recently went through. During my senior year of high school I began to walk a path I never imagined myself to encounter. I fell into a life style that I knew was not going to benefit me in the long run. Unfortunately, I am a very hard headed and stubborn person so I always have to figure things out the hard way and learn from my own mistakes. This mentality can be both a blessing and a curse. My mom was diagnosed with stage three uterine cancer a day after Christmas in 2013 which was right during the middle of my confused senior year. Amongst the chaos, chemotherapy treatments, radiation, traveling family members, and a house hold turned upside down, I continued to live a life on my own. It was when I hit rock bottom that I found out life changing news; I was pregnant. Once rumors flew, word got around, friendships changed, family intervened, and my heart accepted the reality it was dealt, I realized that getting pregnant was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. Over the nine months of pregnancy, I became pleased and overjoyed with the course God was taking my life. Of course the path was hard and the circumstances were painful at times, but my baby boy, Lane Michael McKenzie, was born on December 29, 2014, and he could not be any more perfect. He has completely stolen my heart and given life a new meaning. He became the light my life needed to see.
A portion of these proceeds are going to the Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston, which is where I went before I told my family the news of my pregnancy. I want to help fund a Christian operated establishment that also contains a light that many young women need to see when reality offers a life changing circumstance.