A Late Bloomer is considered a person
whose talents or capabilities are not visible to others
until later than usual...
I was a " puppy with really large paws "
Looking back upon my youth I was geeky,
awkward and nerdy. I was not anything special
during high school. I was thrilled just to be asked to
go to my junior prom. In fact I starting wearing
cosmetics and styling my hair at the age of twenty eight...
Even as a young mother and wedding planner I was
You see I was " dog paddling " hoping if I
kept my head above water long enough I would
not drown. I would finally fit in and find my place.
You know that place where you actually not only
like who you are but really love yourself as well.
While I was busy " dog paddling " and looking around
at all the others who were way ahead of me in the game
I did not realize that I was growing and growing
into the place that God would have me be...
Many years were tough and painful and
I kept waiting till that moment when would I find myself.
I wanted to find the woman that I knew was
inside of me. Like a caterpillar eating its way
through the cocoon till it becomes the butterfly...
Each step, every road and wrong turn I traveled is
precious to me.
This beautiful world and life we live is constantly moving
and now I stand here in my place.
Funny as I look back and think that
only a few friends recognized me at my ten year high school
reunion and the same followed at our twenty fifth get together.
I recognized me! I have bloomed and now I had wonderful
wisdom and life lessons to enjoy with this new found glory...
At the start of my blogging I too
was a late bloomer and a " puppy ". Oh what
a beautiful journey this has been.
Each reader, every blogger you have truly
blessed my heart...
My friends near and far I have such a love for you
I am grateful for your love and support that you have
given unto me through this journey
we share called " blogging ".
My gratitude to Jennifer Taylor who wrote asking me
if I would like to be a part of Artful Blogging
I am so very humbled and my heart is filled with joy.
" Beauty from Ashes "
Available Feb 1st.
Being a late bloomer was truly God's perfect plan
for my life...
To Patrick the most handsome LB
You are truly a gift of a genuine and caring man
full of integrity. I am blessed and honored to
be a part of your life and call you friend
this one is for you!
Linking up this week to the lovelies in blogland
Jann's Share your cup Thursday
Debra's Be Inspired # 123