SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD…

Hello my awesome and wonderful friends! My delightful friend, Yeka IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you so much, Yeka, for your kindness.

Please check out her funny, inspirational and upbeat, God-loving words of love, wisdom and grace, here.

IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules 

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to him/her.
  • Answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post.

Questions from Yeka:

I wanted to offer a fresh, fun-filled opportunity for my nominees to share about themselves by requesting them to complete the following sentences.

  1. I love it when …… my 4 year old granddaughter hugs me around the neck and says, “I love you, Papa!”
  2. If I could, I would …… have taken my dad fishing more and spent more time with him before he died!
  3. Not too many people know that …… the Fire Ant was introduced into the United States on ships delivering bananas at the Port of Mobile. (Mobile Alabama)
  4. What really gets to my nerves ….. is poor grammar and a lack of caring about it.
  5. I can’t comprehend why ….. hate is still running free and rampant around the world.
  6. My fantasy job would be ….. Writing hit songs, books and taking people fishing.
  7. If I were a color, I’d be …… Well, my favorite color is Peacock Blue, but my personality is anything but blue. Still, I guess that will work.
  8. Sometimes when I’m by myself ….. I wonder what God really has in store for me and if I am listening closely enough to do the job!
  9. This may sound crazy but ….. I love some hot and spicy boiled crawfish and cold beer.
  10. The funniest thing about me ….. is you never know what pun may come out of my mouth or in what situation it will happen.
  11. It doesn’t really matter if …… you believe in God or not because Jesus saved us all!

My Nominees:

Liz – Elizabeth Gauffreau

“Miles” – In Search of Lost Marbles

Paul – Parallax

Jerry – The Backyard Poet

Kara – Shades of Grace

Alethea – Alethea’s Mind

Susi – I Write Her

Jason – Poems For Warriors

Southern Writer

Mitch – The Power of Story

Vickie – Vickie’s Book Nook and Meditation Corner

My questions: (I made these very simple so as not to take up too much of your time!)

  1. Do you get upset or let it go when cut off in traffic?
  2. Are you an introvert or extrovert?
  3. What one word do you think your best friend would use to describe you?
  4. What is your favorite hobby?
  5. Have you ever sat out at night and counted satellites passing over?
  6. Finish this sentence: I remember when I was a kid I loved to…
  7. Have you ever ridden on the hood of a vehicle?
  8. Sushi – Yes or no?
  9. Have you ever wanted to go back and ask someone to forgive you? If so, what was it? (Vague answers are fine)
  10. What is the furthest you have ever traveled?
  11. If you could give your own eulogy what would you say?

LAUNCH… a poem

black sailing boat digital wallpaper

The sea called

The lanterns were lit

As the sails filled with the crisp night wind

A journey begun

Into the unknown

One book closed as another begins

baby sitting on bridge

First, we crawl

Then, we walk

As the world opens to our delight

Mother and father

Watch as we go

When our day transitions to night

woman carrying baby near man

Beginning, afresh

Foundation is firm

With each step new adventures begin

When soon we find

What we left behind

Repeats when the next boat comes in

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LOOK AT ME! … a poem

You’ve hurt me

You’ve humiliated me

You’ve disappointed me

You’ve made me cry

You’ve broken my heart

You’ve broken my spirit

You’ve caused me guilt I cannot deny

You’ve looked at me with contempt, sometimes

You’ve proffered words of poor advice

But I forgive and love you

No matter what

As I see you in the mirror

Looking back into my eyes