Tuesday, November 20, 2007

My Day of Blessing at Tealeaves!



The day of my reading/signing had arrived and I was nervous! Would anyone come?



THEY CAME! In fact, thirty people crowded into the back room of Tealeaves!



My brother Phil and...



my son Noah kept adding chairs.



People I've never met came! I enjoyed meeting them.



Lynne, the owner of English Tealeaves, introduced me.



I talked a little bit about tea.



And then I read my story out of Chicken Soup. People laughed, cried, cheered and gave me money. Well, they sort of sniffled a little. Maybe next time they'll throw money.



I signed copies of the book. The tearoom sold out!



Afterwards, I took a picture with some gals from my Words for The Journey Christian Writers Guild group (and Noah who took most of the pictures)



I took a picture with my best friend and biggest supporter John.



After it was all over, I couldn't stop smiling. The Lord God has blessed me beyond measure! To live my dream is a gift I will not take for granted!

7 comments:

John Iobst said...

What a great day... When in humility you do what God has called you to do He in His time will raise you up. It was a joy for me to see you honored and to see God's hand on your life.

Kay said...

It was a great evening!
I loved your story!

Desha said...

Robbie,

You are such a celebrity now. Will you still acknowledge all the little people you stepped on to get where you are?

Just kidding, my friend! You totally ROCK! Great job, great blog, great pictures, great blessings! I love you!

tonya said...

It makes me so sad, that I wasn't there. Congratulations!

Jan Parrish said...

Wow.It was a very exciting day. I made a slide show on my blog. Come on over to view it and enter my blog.

I am so very happy for you Robbie. Congratulations for reaching for your dream and gabbing it with both hands.
(((((H)))))

dianne in colorado said...

Hooray! I am so proud of you and happy for you! I am thrilled to hear your signing was such a success - I wish I could have been there to support you in person.

Congratulations!

Justin said...

aunt robbie, congrats! you are famous! the pics look like a lot of fun. way to go.

justin