Friday, December 11, 2009

My "Thank You's"

TO GOD: First and foremost I want to thank God for blessing me with this incredible opportunity. Wow!! I am so unbelievably honored to represent the state of Oklahoma at the National Miss USA Pageant. God is so good! I plan to take full advantage of this incredible gift I have received! Thank you, Lord.

TO MY FAMILY: You guys are the best. Thank you so much for all of your love and support. Sam, thank you for the frequent phone calls to pump me up and for always believing in me. Also, thank you for duplicating the "Show me the Crown" sign you made when I won Teen! It is clearly good luck ;) Allie, thanks for coming and cheering loudly for your baby sis! Mom and Dad, thank you for funding everything and allowing me to purchase a stunning gown and swimsuit, along with everything else! Cade, thank you for supporting me throughout this journey! You are all wonderful and I love you with all my heart!

MOM: A special thank you to Mom, especially, for being the backbone of my preparation. I can't thank you enough for your financial support and for helping me get organized, packed and ready to go! I don't even know where to begin in thanking you. You are truly amazing and are deserving of a thousand thank you's!

VANBROS: A big thanks to the Vanbros Family. It is such an honor to work with you guys again. I love you all so much! I cannot say enough good thinga about every single one of you and I feel honored to know you and be a part of the Vanbros Clan forever! You guys are some of the best directors in the nation! Boy am I a lucky Girl! You are incredible people and I have a high respect for your entire staff. You guys are the BEST! Love you John, Jen, Jason, Karen, Andria, Jocelyn,Will...everybody!!!!

TO RICK & JORGE: A special thank you to Rick and Jorge!! You guys are AWESOME!!!! Wow, I can't tell you what it meant to me for you guys to fly out in support of me! It made me grin from ear to ear to see you guys in the audience rooting for me!! You have hearts of gold and I am honored to call you my friends. I am blessed to know people like you. Rick- Your soup was to die for, and I also cannot thank you enough or cleaning my car! wow! -That is such an incredibly sweet and thoughtful gesture! I am so thankful for you guys.

BODY TRENDS - Thanks for contacting me and fitting me in during the last week before I left for the pageant! I didn't have much time with you, but it obviously helped since I won the swimsuit award! ;) Thanks to everybody there! (Stacey, Wanda, Amanda, Launshae, Harvey!!!! ...everyone I met was so gracious!) -You guys were so generous to offer free services!

-SOUTHERN CHARM - Anita and Warren, you guys ROCK! -Enough said. I love you both to death! Anita, thanks for showing me your rockin' walking skills! You are a diva, girlfriend!!! Warren - Thank you for the BOMB swimsuit! You are amazing!!! It was killer. No one had anything like mine ;) Also, thank you for the shoes!!

BEHNJI: -Special thanks to Behnji! - WOW. Thank you so much for the mile long emails and inpsiring text messages as I prepared for the big weekend! I couldn't have done it without you! It was obvious you took so much time out of your day to share your incredible "golden nuggets" of wisdom with me :) ...They clearly all came in handy! I soaked up your advice like a sponge! We did it!!! Love you so much. Thank you for believing in me!!!

LA CASA HERMOSA -Robin and Jordi you guys are so great! Thank you for the incredible custom gown and earrings! It was a stunner under those stage lights!

LARRY- You and Joanne are a killer combo when it comes to hair! I can't thank you both enough. Thank you Larry for believing in me not only as a Miss, but as a Teen as well! You gave me so much confidence and encouragement! Thank you!

CORY - You've been there since the day I won Miss Oklahoma Teen USA four years ago :) ...and we are still incredible friends to this day! Thank you for all of your support! I love ya! -Can't wait to see you in Dallas! ...and I can't wait to make a stop at Sprinkles and get cupcakes! ;)

TAUSH -A special Thanks to Natasha. Taush, when I was a little Teen, getting ready for my very first pageant, you were there to show me the ropes. Thank you for believing in me and even following me to Miss Teen USA in support! You are amazing. Thank you for being there for me during the second time around. The email you sent me before I left was so unbelievably heart warming and impacting. You are beautiful inside and out, I love you!!

OTHER SUPPORTERS: Also, a huge thanks to all of the constant supporters I have received and continue to receive from! - Larry, Debbie, Craig, Angela, Lily, Regula, Melissa, Michael, and Elin... you guys are the best!!!!

CONTESTANTS: To all of the women who competed in the Miss Oklahoma USA and Miss Oklahoma Teen USA Pageant! - Every single one of you are beautiful inside and out. Thank you for making this experience even more special! - A special shout out to My favorite teens, chorus buddies, and dressing room buddies - Carly and Rachel!!! :) Love you girls to death!! ...and Miss Kandis - Congrats my darling! We are going to have the BEST year together ;)

TEENS: -Special thanks to the Teens at Miss Oklahoma Teen USA - Wow!!! Thank you SO MUCH for voting for me for the MENTOR AWARD! -That award meant more to me than the Miss Oklahoma USA crown. I was HONORED to be seen as a role model and friend. If any of you ever need ANYTHING, please let me know! Love you beautiful young women!!!!

JUDGES -Also, a thank you to my judges. Thank you for seeing something special in me. Thank you for believing that I have something to offer the Miss Universe Organization and for believing that I could be a contender at Miss USA. THANK YOU for giving me this opportunity to shine and make the state of Oklahoma proud in April! I am so humbled. THANK YOU!!

FRIENDS -Lastly, a huge thanks to my friends!!!! There are so many of you but I am so incredibly thankful and blessed to know all of you! You are truly a blessing! I cannot say thank you enough!

There are tons more but I just wanted to get this out there now... If I forgot you, let me know so I can add you.

I love everyone and am so thankful for the special people God has placed in my life! This is going to be a great year! I can't imagine the wonderful things God has in store for me!

Thank you EVERYONE!!!! GOD BLESS!!!!

-Morgan Woolard
Miss Oklahoma USA 2010

1 comment:

  1. Hey Morgan! I'm excited to see the wonderful things God has in store for you as well... not just this year, but throughout your life! Congratulations again, and hope to see you over the break! =) Also... glad you found my blog - the timing cracks me up, bc I've been doing tributes to several friends over the past few months. I'm so glad you've finally joined the blogging world. :)