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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

We Won!!!!!!!

The email arrived around 5 last night along with a number of other emails. My heart skipped quite a few beats and rather than open it right away, I read every other email first. Finally, it was the only one left unopened. Before I made the click, I did a little talking to myself, "if you didn't win, it's okay, your best days are still in front of you." Then with a click of the finger I read, "Congratulations Rhonda, you won." Wow!!! I'm still in a bit of shock, happy shock, but shock.
This has been quite a journey for me. It has always been very difficult  for me to speak up and ask for what I want. I accomplish whatever it is on my own or it just doesn't happen. It was difficult for me to post that I needed your vote. Just after I found out that the videos were up, my husband and I attended our ski club meeting. One of the ladies whom my husband has known for years was so excited and said that she was going to announce that everyone needed to vote for me. Before she stood up she asked if it would be okay. My first reaction was to say no and then I thought, "let her, you want this."
I am overwhelmed by all of your support. Shams, Jilly Be and Rosy posted the announcement on their blogs and asked all of their followers to vote. So many of you cross posted it on your Facebook pages. And even more sent emails out to your friends asking them to vote. So yes, this is our win, not mine alone.
When I wrote my first blog post, I had no idea what I was doing or what I wanted to say. Because of your kindness and support, I have found my voice and you have enriched my life in ways that I never thought possible. In turn, I hope that my quirky little posts add something to your life as well.
A big, big thank you and a congratulations to us all!!
Rhonda



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46 comments:

  1. Great news!!!! You do deserve it! Just because you had help doesn't mean you didn't earn it!

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  2. Congratulations Rhonda! Good job!!!

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  3. This is well-deserved and wonderful. I can't wait to see where it all takes you!

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  4. That is so fantastic, Rhonda! Congratulations!!

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  5. Fabulous news! Congratulations! Just think, I knew you when........just kidding! You are so grounded but it is great to fly above now and then. You so deserve. Hope the healing is going with. Big congratulatory hugs sent your way! Go Rhonda!

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  6. Wow! this is terrific news!

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  7. Yea!!!!!! Best news I've heard all day! Congratulations!!

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  8. Congratulations Rhonda. This is such wonderful news :)

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  9. WOOT!!!!! Congrats, Rhonda! You really deserved this win! I can't wait to hear all about the experience of being on the show and watching it, when it is broadcast. Yay!!

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  10. This is really great! How wonderful!

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  11. Congratulations, Rhonda!!!!! You have been on my mind all day today, and I am so glad to open the reader and find this post. You deserve it, good for you!!!

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  12. Congrats, I knew you would win!
    Jewels

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  13. Woo hoo! Congratulations, Rhonda; you've earned this win!!
    TinaLou

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  14. Fantastic news, well deserved!!!

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  15. Wow, Rhonda, this is fantastic news! Congratulations! I am so looking forward to seeing the episode when it airs. Hopefully, you'll become a recurring presenter. Good luck!

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  16. well done - congratulations and well deserved hope there is a you tube clip for us to watch

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  17. Congratulations Rhonda! We are excited for you and are looking forward to watching your episode! So glad that our paths crossed.
    -liZ

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  18. Congratulations! Your posts are always looked forward to. I admire your consistency with your blog. You deserve the win. I just hope I get to see the show here in Australia :)

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  19. Congratulations! Can't wait to see your filmed segment!

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  20. Congratulations Rhonda !!!! Great news. Formidable !!!!!

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  21. I am THIS excited for you! So well deserved! I hope & trust that the show will be watchable online - can't wait! :)

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  22. You deserved that so much, congratulations! You have given so much, and you're a great seamstress.

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  23. I feel happy that you won ... Like if one of my sisters had won the prize .. Bravo, Rhonda! You shared love and sympathy in each of your posts and this is only a small amount of love back to you ....

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  24. Yeah!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

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  25. Congratulations Rhonda ! I'm very happy for you

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  26. Such wonderful news! Congratulations - you deserve it!

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  27. Hooray! Fireworks going off for you!

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  28. Congratulations Rhonda! Your fans spoke!

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  29. Allow me to join the chorus of congrats!!!!

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  30. Having spent the day flying, I didn't get to the blog yesterday, so missed a prompt CONGRATULATIONS. But Johnny Come Lately still says a huge Congratulations. You deserve to win, and I am looking forward to watching the entire series.

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  31. Congratulations! I knew you could do it! I'm absolutely thrilled for you and am looking forward to sharing the journey with you through your blog posts. I hope you enjoy every moment!

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  32. Many congratulations - you deserve it!

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  33. Congratulations Rhonda. You thoroughly deserved it. You work so hard to give us all such pleasure with your "creative talents". Never be afraid to ask for help. You should feel very proud of yourself!!!!
    Cathy White (New Zealand) Its that "kiwi again!!!! Love everything you do.

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  34. So happy for you Rhonda! Congratulations...

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  35. Well done and congratulations...very happy for you!

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  36. Congratulations Rhonda! I'm so happy for you!

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  37. Brilliant to hear that you won Rhonda! (I did vote so I have an interest!)

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  38. Thanks for your vote, but you have an interest regardless as everyone's support is what has kept me going:)

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  39. A huge pat-on-the-back from me - a well deserved win indeed!

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