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Full Circle

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I've loved Edison Nation and my EN family for seven years now.  

When I found Edison Nation I was in the depths of inventing The Cupcake Rack and excited about having my invention manufactured in China.  It was such a fun journey and each step I took forward was done quite blindly as I had no idea what I was doing, but had faith to keep moving forward.  There were tears of excitement as we climbed over obstacles and many tears of disappointment with each rejection and failure.  But we kept moving forward, learning a ton about inventing and making slow progress.  I was so excited about our journey that I began sharing about it in the forums.  Everyone was so nice and supportive and seemed to be almost as excited about our progress as we!

Then, without warning, our lives were turned upside down.  An horrific tragedy occurred, and afterward God granted us a miracle.  We've been experiencing this miracle for six and a half years now.  Writing about it in the same thread, I found out just how great of a family I had here at EN.  The love, support, compassion, genuine kindness and prayers that surrounded me and my family were beyond compare.  

The Cupcake Rack grew from an idea, to a real product being sold to real people,  appearance on The Steve Harvey Show, exhibiting on Capitol Hill, winning a pitch competition on MSNBC Your Business with JJ Ramberg, being sold on HSN, podcasts and tv appearances, being sold by Allstar as The Tasty Bouquet, appearing on the cover of Inventors Digest, and now as a Mentor on Everyday Edisons.  We have come Full Circle and so much of those great opportunities were due to our relationships we've made here at Edison Nation.  How could I possibly thank everyone at Edison Nation and my entire EN family...

I've met some and others I hope to meet one of these days; Louis, Scott, John and Chrissy, Greg, Marvin, Mia, Aimee, Derrick, James, Frank, Chris, Michael, Larry, KC "), Kim, and my entire EN Family.  I love you all~!

Thank you for making this journey so much fun and for all the help you've given me in times of tears and the support in times of triumph.  I cannot thank you enough!

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Your entire EN family has been cheering and supporting you all the way!!! Luv ya Liz.

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Thank you William!  Just so you know, you were not forgotten, although I undoubtedly forgot some names...when I wrote James, that was You, loll!  
I felt so emotional visiting 520 Elliot, remembering the love and support when Little Roy was hurt.  And I’ll never forget that you got your new heart just as I was coming to Chicago to do the Steve Harvey Show.

You are a miracle and a wonderful man

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Liz...I am so blessed to call you my friend. I smile every time I read your updates...I am so very proud of you!

Hey there William!

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Hey Liz.  Sorry I didn't see this sooner.  I count it a privilege that I have been able to join in with the EN family to cheer you on from the sidelines as you bravely made your journey.  Thanks for sharing it all with us.  I look forward to meeting you in person one day.  I'm sure you'd make a great mentor for any inventor/innovator as you've been there and done that.  Take care my friend.

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KC - through EN, you and I have become soul sisters.  We have been through so many events in each  other's lives, like our dad's passing, jobs lost, Little Roy, friend's passing, and so much more.  Even though we've never met in real life, we know that we can count on each other for prayer and support, even just a shoulder in a moment of need.  I love you and am so happy to have you as my dear sister-friend.  I love you.

Derrick - Thank you for being such a great friend, so supportive and caring during all these years of ups and downs.  Sharing my story here on EN definitely helped me through it all.  Where in the world would I be without you all!  Thank you for everything Derrick, my life has changed because of you!!!

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...David, Charlie, Jacob, Stephanie, WILLIAM (honestly, when I wrote James I was thinking about you), and that reminds me of James!  Love you all!

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It was such a pleasure meeting you Elizabeth! And for chatting with me at the International Home and Housewares Tradeshow, in Chicago. Your setup was so professional. You are the real deal!!

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Jacob! It was a delight meeting you as well!  I'm excited to be back in the forums and am hoping to see a lot more activity here again.  With so many like-minded friends, th love and support cannot be beat.  I look forward to more visits with you my friend!

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Nothing but Love Liz! Your The Best!!!

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