So I’ve been attending The WAH Expo as much as I could for the last 3 days. I missed more than I had planned because life got in the way, but I still had a great time. Throughout the expo, they were giving away prizes. The prizes available were all listed on a page. From the beginning, the prize I wanted of all listed was the lifetime membership to Mom Masterminds. They were even giving away an iPod Nano. I would have been happy to win that obviously, but I have to admit it was the Mom Masterminds membership I had my eye on. I’ve wanted to join since the moment it opened. I just have a hard time committing to a monthly payment when I never know what the month is going to bring.
Finally, the big moment comes. They announce they are giving it away next. I’m ready. But wait! My computer has decided to choose THIS moment to act stupid. I recently upgraded the memory to 3 times what it had because I found a smoking deal on eBay. I have not had issues with it dragging or being slow since the day I installed the memory two months ago. So, why does it choose last night to suddenly drag? I couldn’t get Firefox to behave. My connection kept signing in and out of chat. I thought I was going to cry.
I close all my windows and programs except the chat and my browser. I even used IE for my browser because I had several tabs open in Firefox. I didn’t want to lose them, but I knew it would slow me down. I’m sitting there with the chat and IE open. I’m holding my breath waiting for the question.
Andrew suddenly pipes up asking a question. Why now??? I practically yelled at him to shut up for a minute. (Now, let me clarify that it was the 3rd time I had asked him to be quiet for a minute because mommy needed to listen.) He starts crying. I’m mean. He just wants to ask a question. I’m sorry but asked you to be quiet. Are you bleeding? No. Then it can wait.
Back to the chat. Did I miss the question? No, Wendy is asking it now.
“What three things happen when you use the Mom Masterminds tools provided?”
The rest is pretty much a blur. I’m not sure how I found it as fast as I did, and then I copied and pasted it into the chat window. I was only half listening as Wendy was explaining what to do as I hit enter. I closed my eyes and said a little prayer. With a huge pit in my stomach, I opened my eyes and the first post I saw was somebody saying “OMG did Shannon just win?”
What? Did I? I scroll up. There it is. My answer was first. I vaguely hear and see people commenting on how did she do that. She was fast. She wanted it bad. Congratulations. Woohoo.
I’m still in shock. I blink a few times. And then I swear, God as my witness, I started shaking and crying. It took me about 10 minutes to really become aware of my surroundings again. I vaguely remember Kelly McCausey explaining the membership and all the benefits I had just won. Even remembering all this and typing it, I have gotten teary eyed and started shaking.
A huge, huge thank you to Kelly for donating this awesome prize. And a huge, huge thank you to Tammy and Wendy for holding the expo. And a huge, huge thank you to God for stepping in and helping me win it. He knew how much I need this in my business.