Also, I realized I had forgotten one of the most important NOW & THEN's of all! Shame on me.....
THEN: My loving and devoted husband, Rick, cheered and encouraged me on from the sidelines, although he did manage and work all the weekend stamp and scrapbook shows.
NOW: Since he retired from his other company (33 years) in August 2011, Rick is now full time with ODBD, taking care of our distributors, wholesalers, accounting and shows! He loves it!!
Thank you so much for all your replies and emails today! I love to read your encouraging words!!