Test Page for SouthEast Chapter
Here is the content of the Chicktime HomePage for a particular chapter … say the Mobile Alabama Chapter…. but note the announcement at the bottom.
My Journey to Chicktime
I suppose my journey to Chicktime started when I was very young. I lived with an alcoholic and abusive father for the first 6 years of my life. Fear and intimidation were his most valued weapons, although he also favored a fist or a belt. I was one of four girls and we grew up under the watchful eyes of an angry man. We were fortunate to at least have a loving mother and to eventually be “thrown away” by our abuser. My mother learned strength and perseverance and it is a trait she has taught us over the years. Later in life my mother remarried a great man who became my Dad. We were scared and untrusting of “Dads” but he eventually earned our trust, our love and our hearts. Through the years the baggage of my childhood has crippled me and I have fought hard to overcome the effects of those years. Some days I am successful at this and some days I am not.
And so on….
Thankful! This is what all the girls relayed to us today. And this touched our hearts immensely! We had a huge turn out in volunteers and want to thank all of you for coming! Thank you to our workshop leaders, Rosaura Salinas and Veronica Garcia for the gratitude journals. They all did an amazing job and the girls starting writing in them too. This made my heart melt. The girls even got to shop with “Paper Thanksgiving Bucks” and “went to town!!!”
They were so grateful and loved all their jewelry. A huge thank you to Nathia Mata with “Misfit Mom’s” for donating 45 New pieces of Paparazzi Jewelry and Michelle Arsuaga (a former jewelry sales rep.) for donating so many new pieces as well! It was a group effort as we came together and we were able to collect several donations from our volunteers as well! It was definitely a hit and we have leftovers for the next event! Thank you H-E-B for supplying all the drinks and snacks too! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! #HEBHelpingHere