I am so excited about this post today and thank you Carissa for Miscellany Monday.
This is a post I have been looking forward to doing for several weeks. Since Sunday was Veteran's Day, this is the perfect time to introduce to you a veteran and true patriot.
When the Lord gave me the title, "Beauty Without Within" for my presentations years ago, I think He must have had Sharon McCullar in mind.
Sharon is without a doubt a beautiful lady on the outside as you will see below. She is 100% feminine, loves makeup, curls, pink, lace and frills and is seldom without her pearls.
But, her true beauty comes from within.
Let me share with you some interesting things about this pretty veteran.
She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and joined the USAF at the age of 18. She had a very interesting tour of duty while serving in Japan, Philippines, Burma and Thailand. She was stationed at Korat AFB during the evacuation of Saigon and had to be air lifted out during the Thai Student Rebellion.
After spending her last six months of enlistment in Fort Worth, Texas, she had fallen in love with the south and decided to make it her new home. Once discharged, she attended Texas Tech University for two years, then Texas Christian University and University of Texas in Arlington.
She studied Home Economics, Interior Design, Business Management and Food Science.
She was married 15 years before being divorced. Her true pride and joy are her two sons, Ben and John who are both currently serving in USMC - Scout Sniper and Marine Special Operations.
Sharon has owned and operated The Glenwood Village Tearoom for 25 years.
Sharon established the Tea Party movement in Shreveport/Bossier along with 9 other patriots.
Two years ago, Sharon rededicated her life to Christ and this is the source of her radiant beauty.
I met Sharon about a year ago when we joined First Baptist Shreveport. She hosts our monthly Sunday School lady's gathering at her Tea Room. The food is as delicious and beautifully presented as the fellowship is sweet. Should you plan to visit, you must end your meal with one her specialty scones. The best you will find!
Come go inside with me!
What else would you expect to find in a Tea Room Gift Shop other than tea sets? You will certainly find some beautiful sets, but there is so much more to be seen. Sharon has created so many little vignettes that capture and hold the eye.
Her office. I think I could work here, don't you?
Thank you Sharon, for your service, for your inspiration, and for your beauty without and within.