So let’s take a few minutes it talk about Jenny Vorderman and YOU. First. let’s talk about you. You amaze me with the belief that you have in those that you have not met, touched nor been close to. The words “thank you” is certainly not enough. It is more of a mutual love,. A mutual respect that I feel for those of you you spent your time in helping Jenny win this contest. Maybe I sound a little too emotional about it, but when you see your friends’ eyes light up in a heartbeat just because of something it just makes your heart smile. My heart smile.
I met Jenny a long time ago when she still had braces and a full belly with a cute boy named Jackson inside. There’s a standing joke in my family. We say “if you want to make money you gotta spend money, call Steve Vorderman.”. I guess if you look at where I was when I called him and where we are today, you know it really does work
I met Jenny through Steve. I was looking for help and I’m not sure what she was doing. But I do know I left her outside on my steps waiting to meet and talk about a job that I had forgotten about. Or that’s what she says. I remember it as she blew me off. We’ll settle this anther day. LOL
Flash forward to 4-5 years ago, I was going to start learning to use my camera & I wanted to go to workshop. I needed a partner in crime. So I called Jenny for second time. She eagerly and a bit nervously jumped in the car with me a week long stay in a home filled with wildlife photographer a few hours away. The kind that where the vest has 200 pockets to hold every lens, film, knife, or whatever else they stuff in those pockets. But that weekend was filled was so much fun, so much sharing of each other’s life, and a lot of good stories.
A month later we travel to St Louis to go to another workshop. That is when we met Michelle Huesgen and Jamie Davis. And I knew that these girls would be my friends for long time to come.
When I planned to head to Kenya I knew Jenny would be one of the people to join me. She brings the simple, huge smile and welcoming heart to the group. She’s wide eyed and genuinely interested in others. While she holds tight to things close to her…..she always has an extra laugh to share.
Long story short, it’s amazing what women can do when they ban together to support one another. Thank you for believing in me and thank you for believing in my friends. I am blessed to have Jenny and you all in my life.
Congrats Jenny on winning a trip to Haiti with the famed Kenneth Cole.