know that he is. He DELIVERED! And when he finished, the room roared!
There were 3 speakers after him and then endless waiting and announcements. I just about peed my pants. Unfortunately, Ian did not
place in the top three. Though I was not a judge, I felt VERY STRONGLY that Ian earned a trophy. And this is not just my opinion. Many
told me that they thought he was the 2nd best. (The winner was truly phenomenal) I was disappointed that he didn't have that trophy in
his hands. But that's all I was disappointed by. Because Ian was so strong and amazing and spoke his message with such power and
conviction, how could I be anything but a SUPER-SUPER PROUD MOTHER HEN!!! Afterwards, when it was crazy mayhem, Ian told us he was happy
with his performance and at peace with the outcome of the contest. (I can learn a lot from him! )
I wish you all could have been there! It was a beautiful and momentous experience. I feel so honored, as I know you all do too, to be
Ian's club members, friends and supporters. Ian, you are OUR champion! And I am proud to say I am your number one fan!