WHAT do you do when a producer for The View emails you on a random Tuesday?
a) Put your hands over your face and gasp for air
b) Lay down in your own lap and feel lightheaded
c) Scream for joy
d) Hug your cousin in town from St. Thomas
e) Feel like you’re going to vomit
f) Thank God on the spot
g) Have perma jaw on the ground
h) Call your momma, your husband and text your best friends
i) All of the above
i) All of the above.
I am not going to even play it cool right now. When ABC The View calls a teeny tiny business and says “Elisabeth Hasselbeck chose your product as one of her favorite things for an upcoming episode – would you like to be included?” – you flip out.
And, when you think about the fact that it’s God’s word on mainstream media, you really flip out. And, that a PR veteran married to a PR veteran did NOT make it happen – they just called on their own, it’s just surreal.
I was scared to tell you because “what if something falls through and I look like a giant fool. “
I started my career in PR, so I know TV and producers very well and things happen. Elisabeth could run short on time or of all the products on the stage – mine could get yanked – things happen. So, I could look like a big fool, but you’re my friends now. So, when I’m squealing. You just have to know.
It is a HUGE long story – but I’ll try to make it quick. I went to Auburn with the precious Jeannie Cunnion. We were not “tight” back in those days as she was older in the sorority ya know. I love how we all grow and reconnect post college. Thank you Facebook!
She is a friend of Elisabeth and also an author/blogger herself. Elisabeth saw my cards on her site and ordered some from me several months back. I wanted to FLIP out and tell the world. So exciting, right? My wise husband said, “Babe, just let her be a mom and a normal person. Don’t tweet the world. If she comes to you later, it’ll be so much sweeter.” Wise dude, huh?
So, months later – here we are and she did.
So, 200 scripture cards shipped off yesterday for the studio audience. We are taping on May 23. It airs on May 24. She’ll feature several of her favorite things and HOPEFULLY mine will be one that makes the cut. No guarantee.
I’m TRULY honored to just be asked, to have a chance to give something I love to many families in the audience. I prayed over them yesterday that my heart would stay focused on what matters – not me, Him. Not the excitement, but the families.
So, tune in on May 24 and I’ll of course tweet, Facebook and annoy you with photos from New York. I totally asked the producer if I could come (duh!) and they said “Sure! You might have to sit backstage if audience is full.” So, I’m truly thrilled my cards are the guest and not me because I’d really be lightheaded.
Can you guess how many friends invited themselves to come with me? Like 50. I prayed and asked WHO is the 1 friend I should take with me – and I LOVE who came to mind. I’m taking ARI, my dear friend and owner of Boy Meets Girl Creative. Did you know she is the fabulous designer behind the cards? I get way too much credit. Sure, my idea, my vision and tons of my work – but designers never get enough credit. So excited the Lord prompted me to honor her in this way. She deserves it.