Good morning, Sunshine:) I guess I'm trying to ward off the tropical storm headed our way as I travel north to Shreveport this morning to sign books at Sprout & Company. I haven't written in awhile, and I wanted to just give you a little bit of an update. It is so busy here almost a little overwhelming I have found starting a company is more work than I imagined. We were in Atlanta at the International Gift & Home Show all last week, and we have had just an amazing response to the Sweetea Club. Everyone was so excited, which really shows the need for it. I will have to also say that the people of Atlanta where so welcoming and helpful. I honestly was shocked at how many people offered Doni and I help during our visit. We both continuously commented on it. Us both being small town girls, we had to get use to the Marta and the directions and the loops from 75 and 85 which if your familiar with Atlanta you probably know well, but everyone was so helpful!!!! Thanks Atlanta you sure showed your Sweetea Hospitality:) My favorite thing about shows is meeting new people, because I always meet the greatest people and it is so nice to be surrounded by others that are trying to live their dreams......(Christopher Pop-in-Kins, Glow Bears, Shi Shou Baby) I also was added to Miss Harriett's Showroom and her and her staff are precious, so if you get to Atlanta Children's World please stop by!!
Yesterday, I spent a full day in Hattiesburg Mississippi at Cane Brake Country Club with Spirit of Women Leader Millie Swan and her team and Catherine Strange, author of Fearless Entertaining all planning together the Sweetea Club Launch on September 12. I have to say that these women are amazing!! There plans are nothing short of Sweetea, and if you can drive, it will be worth the trip!!!! I don't want to ruin the surprise, but we have lots in store and we are planning for 250 people. I am so grateful for these women to help us launch the club in perfect Sweetea fashion, and we hope to replicate this in other cities. Please let me know if you are interested. I will blog more about the club details, so you understand the concept on my return.
I have a special friend who is dying of cancer as we speak, so I ask for prayers of comfort for the Elliott family over the weekend. Jim always said God is Good, and I truly believe that good comes from everything where God is involved. I know Jim's battle, while it has been very difficult for his family, has really touched a mass of people by sharing his faith through it all.