Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January 11, 2011: 1/11/11


I am simply beat writing you, but I missed writing you last night, and I didn't want two days to go by without being in contact!  Unfortunately, Ang is still feeling sick, so could you send a prayer her way that her tummy feels better immediately?  Thank you!

I had the honor and privilege of sharing the stage again today with my good friend, Joe Polish, at another one of his amazing two day events.  Thank you, Joe for once again inviting me to today not only speak about Bella to your audience and post the blog address and book page, but also Joe gave me the opportunity to actually COACH one of his members ON STAGE in front of 150 other people!  THAT was AMAZING.  Joe kind of pulled me up on stage out of the blue, and I wasn't sure how I was going to tie in Bella and topic of discussion, so after I sat down, I just took a deep breath and said to myself, "God, I don't know what to say.  You're on."  Well, it worked, because one woman walked up to my at the end of the day and said while looking me straight in the eyes without wavering, "You were the single most valuable part of today."  (It's okay, I already told Joe at dinner so I can gush about it now! LOL)

I saw a lot of really great people who heard me speak in LA in Nov, and really made some new friends today all over the country!  Jayson, the amazing videographer from November was here again, and has again offered to make this video clip available to me as well!  Awesome.  Thanks, Jayson!  Because of your efforts, that last video on youtube has received 636 hits!  That is some good PUCK and EB awareness right there.  One of the members today mentioned that he was having an issue with his daughter's behavior some time after the Nov. event, and for some reason, our story popped into his head and it instantly put his daughter's behavior into perspective.   Wow!  How cool that Bella could just show up in someone's day out of the blue and make it better.  This guy and I hadn't even meet after I spoke, either.

Okay, I HAVE to get to bed as it is 1:30 am and I have to be up again at 6 to head back to LA.  Next time, remind me to just get a room there and buy back the 2 hours of sleep I lost commuting!  7 hours of sleep sounds better than 5 after being on my feet all day and evening!

Remind me to tell you about yesterday (Monday), too!  I had 3 extraordinary meetings to help bring Bella's Bash! closer to reality!  I can't wait to share, but I can't wait to sleep, and I'm falling asleep just typing!  Let's see if there are any good quotes from today that aren't too marketing or biz specific... here's one I came up with after we had a really insightful conversation about why we vilify rich people in our culture...

"Rich is a word with four letters, not a four letter word!" - Tim Ringgold

God night!


  1. Wow! Things are starting to move along. Glad you're feeling better. Hope everyone in your home gets over the bugs soon. We've been there at our home. It isn't fun.
    Love and prayers
    Carla Spradlin, Portsmouth, OH

  2. AWESOME at how things come together. All the best. I think of y'all often.
    Lauren in Spring.

  3. Praying for Ang to get better soon.
    It's so good that you have these opportunities to share Balla story.
    Hope you were able to get some rest.

  4. Glad to hear of all the wonderful opportunities that you are getting to share Bellas story and raise awareness.
    Just don't wear yourself out!


  5. Praying for Angelique to get better soon!! Donna in NJ

  6. Praying for Ang to feel better STAT! And I love seeing Bella everyday. Thanks for continuing to post her beautiful pics.
    Love you guys,
    The Booms

  7. I missed you guys yesterday...glad there was a post to read today. I'm sorry you are so tired and that Ang is still sick. Lots of prayers coming your way. Hopefully Ang will get better quickly. Being sick is no fun, especially when you have a little person at home to take care of. I'm so glad to hear about your great meeting. Can't wait to hear about yesterday too. Great things are happening to great people.

    I love the picture of Bella today. Looks like she is just "chillin" in your arms. Precious!!!

    Lots of Love,
    Amber, Craig, Malorie(2yrs), and Liam(1yr)
    The McLaughlin Family, Ca

  8. Welcome back! Praying for Ang to get over this quickly, and that it won't make its way back around your house anymore!!

    So neat to see how God is providing you SO many opportunities to share Bella's story - the days to come are going to be very exciting, aren't they?!

    Hope everyone is back to 100% soon!

    Love from TX,
    Laura (for Team A)

  9. Glad to hear you are slowly on the mend....praying that Ang feels 100% soon! The bug made it's way around our house too....although it's lingering with Christian...poor guy :(
    Really really looking forward to Bella's Birthday Bash!!!
    We need to get a play day scheduled soon!