Ok I have been waiting to write this for almost two weeks but I couldn’t until I knew it was official. After the wonderful journalist Lisa Johnson Mandell posted my story on AOL I got a phone call from a producer of “The Nate Berkus Show.” She asked me about my story and asked if I would be interested in being on the show. Well am I stupid? I think not! Of course I want to be on the show! But, I didn’t have an official notice till yesterday when she called and asked if I would be available on Friday for a taping!
Is this crazy or what? I cannot believe all that has happened lately and I am in complete shock! I am so thankful for God’s blessings and his faithfulness to get me through it all. All the nights I went home and told my husband; “I just don’t think we are going to make it” and I would break down I don’t know how many times. And he just said, “you keep your head up, and you keep going, you’re going to make it.” Without my husbands support I would have had a harder time going through all of the doubts and trials.
The president of Williams-Sonoma believed in our chopping block and how well it was made and now others are seeing it too! It just validates why I said I would not quit to those who told me to close the doors. My dad kept saying; “I don’t see God wanting me to leave cabinet making, he keeps providing us with work to do and just what we need.” Thank you Jesus for your faithfulness and for teaching me to trust in you completely, (although I am still in the big time learning stages with that).
Well I fly out Thursday to be in New York, where I have never been, and then to tape the show Friday with Nate Berkus! I am so excited I can hardly stand it and I cannot believe I am actually typing all this. Life is full of surprises!
I will clue you in to all the details as soon as I know!
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