Coming Into My Own

Looking at my reflection


Standing in front of framed glass


Running fingers gently over curves


Feeling blossoms which


Were once only buds


Turning in 360


As a flowing ballerina


Music flowing from the


Keys of my own thoughts


Slender legs so shapely


The eyes see no end


I have come into my own


Whom once was an ugly duckling


Locks of golden curls lying


Ever so gently against milky skin


Today is my birthday


I smile as I lift my dress over my head


It falls smoothly filling each bend


Satan slippers grace each foot


Golden beads hug a touchable neck


Matching dangles dripping from each lobe


I am no longer a child I say to myself


As I look one more time at my


Reflection smiling back at me


It is time, exactly as planned


To enter a new era


Walk through new doors


Experience my first kiss


I must go I hear them


Calling out to me


As I make my first entrance


Shadow of youth following


Leaving it at the door


As a moth becomes


A butterfly


So have I now become a woman


Terry Shepherd




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Liebster Award


I met through Blog of the Year Award a very nice blogger named Valentina. She holds so much talent with Interior Design, I couldn’t help but follow her and dream as I read her posts and look at her photos.


Thank-you so much my friend over at;


In her words she says;


I am Valentina, interior designer by trade, fashion designer by dream, lover of food, in love with life and everything that gets my creative juices flowing. I publish one time a week.
It’s the good life!


pink liebster award


As with most awards there are rules, yes just like when we were in school and at our work.


We are to thank and link to the one who was gracious enough to nominate us.


Nominate 11 others and let them know of what you have done for them.


Answer these questions. Most of you know everything there is practically except my clothing size. LOL. But there are newer friends that barely know me. So will you try not to tap your foot and pick your nose while I go through this process again of ask and tell?




What first inspired you to start writing a blog?


I was ignorant of blogging. I had a friend who passed through my life for a very short time, and he introduced me to blogging. I have been addicted ever since. This was in March of 2012


What is the biggest challenge you have had to face when writing a blog?


Hoping that people understand what I am trying to express. It is difficult to talk to others who don’t know me. I do not use big words. I am so plain and simple. I just ask God for his help and then start typing. If I can’t understand what I write, how can I expect you to understand a stranger’s words?


If you traveled through time, what time would you want to arrive at and why?


I would travel backwards and arrived five years ago on heaven’s doors. I would grab both of my parents and tell them how much I love them and have missed them while hugging them so tight.


However if I were to just pick one time in the past..


December 24th, 1999; this was the last time my family had Christmas with my parents and siblings.


Do you prefer to eat chocolate, sweets or neither?


I crave sweets like no other. The reason being is because the doctor diagnosed me with Diabetes. Of course I am still a child in my heart. I want what I can not have. So although I do cheat, shame on me, I would rather see no sweets at all.


Do you prefer to read or write?


If I have a book in my hand that the topic is dear to my heart, I can read it in two nights. Other wise I prefer to write to my heart’s content.


What is your favorite non-fiction topic to read about and why?


Anything that has to do with slavery. I love to read about how the slaves beat the whites and learned to read and write and free themselves to build their own lives with their children. I also love to read about anything to do with plantations of the south, slavery grounds, the Victorian era, and anything dealing with antiques


If you could buy one book that would help you solve a problem in your life, what would it be and why?


A Bible that has every problem that could ever happen and the verses right beside it that match the topic


Do you prefer to write at night or during the day?


I love to write so much and talk to my blogging friends that this is on my mind as a priority first thing in the morning. I actually write throughout the day and evening.


If you could be any character from a book, who would you be and why?


Cinderella. I still haven’t found a glass slipper that will fit my fat feet. I haven’t found a pumpkin I can squeeze myself into. I am too afraid of mice so when I see them I  high-tail it to another room screaming, and last but not least, I haven’t found my prince as of yet.


Do you prefer to read a printed book or an e-Book?


Definitely read a printed book. I don’t own a Kindle, can you believe this? I like the book in my hand with my over-head light on. The television on but turned down so I can tune in if I hear an interesting word. My two fluffy pillows holding my back in place and deep under my covers.


For my nominations of the beautiful, pink award I would like to pick, eenie meenie minee moe, I pick;






Beyond Back Creek


The Laughing Housewife x


Sheila Morris








Books & Art – Spirit & Soul – Lesley Fletcher x




Maxim Sense