Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring has come ~ re-blogging of Wisteria Hill poem

Each spring I cannot help but think of one of my poems from my Elven book.  I thought I would re-blog it for you.  ;)

Let all who pass and see this sight
Know the High Elven King and Queen here spent this night
For Aidan did love Alterra upon this hill
With an everlasting love which grows for her still
For her royal beauty is beyond compare
And her heart of mercy is a quality rare
Theirs is a love which cannot be restrained
For their joy overflows and cannot be contained
The Wisteria rejoiced in both blossom and limb
For it could not help but celebrate with them
An ageless love they have pledged to themselves
When Aidan loved Alterra in the land of Elves

-Sheri L. Swift
The Hart of Telendaria

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

An Easter Celebration

Our family celebrates Easter on Palm Sunday because some of our children serve in other churches on Easter Sunday.

This way we get quality time, not just a quick visit and run, Lol.

When I was setting up last week I couldn't help but think about last Easter.

I had become home bound with an injury and was awaiting a much needed surgery.

I wasn't able to give our Easter celebration as I had always done.

When Easter Sunday arrived, one of my Son-in-loves (Roger) secretly hid eggs for his children in my back prayer garden.

When he came inside through the front door he announced it was time for his children to hunt the eggs.

I wasn't able to go outside, but I could sit in my kitchen and watch them through the window.  It brought tears to my eyes.

Thank the Lord I was able to once again give the celebration this year.

Although it was starting to sleet, the children (nine of them) did a fast and furious hunt.

Thanking the Lord for His marvelous gift through sacrifice and counting my blessings  ;)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Re-blogging for #InternationalWomensDay  ;)

Finding Joy in the Journey: MY GRANDMOTHER IS MORE THAN A NAME I POSTED ON MY ...: My grandmother was born Loretta Florence Tracy on December 26, 1921 .  She later married my grandfather (Walter Howard Michael) a...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Printing Press


It always amazes me each time I write a book how fortunate we are as Indie Authors to be able to create our books the way we want.

I always tell my husband, most people don't realize the book is a literal creation of the Author.

If Ben Franklin only knew how far we've come in today's age to be able to print our own books so easily.

Albeit there always seems to be some new form of formatting each time I publish my books that I have to adapt to, but for the most part it gets easier each year.

I am thankful to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Createspace and Smashwords for allowing me to publish my books which otherwise might never have happened.

I'm smiling as I write the fourth book of my Legend of the Mer series.  I can hardly wait to share it with you all.

I've had a few medical set-backs this past year which have delayed my writing, but now back on pace.

I'm already in the process of having Derek Murphy (CreativINDIECovers) help to create my latest book cover.

It's Will's turn to tell his story, I guess I better get back at it!  ;)

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Can you believe Valentine's Day is a little more than a week away.

Let me just brag a little.  I love being best friends with my Sweetheart.

When he came into my life it was to also become stepfather to my three little girls.

He helped to raise them as his own, along with our other little girl which we had later.

God has been good to me with the gift of my husband.

He's been my strength when I couldn't get up.  He's been my comfort and cheerleader when life brought me down.

Girls let me tell you, a man who loves God will love you through the roughest parts of your life and you'll both stand strong through any trial you face.

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!  ;)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

What does the Conch shell say?

I usually get the lion share of my writing done in the winter months.

Even though it's cold outside, I am constantly being drawn to the Sea; at least in my mind that is.

Last week one of my granddaughters, I like to call Sweet Pea, was visiting.  She picked up a Conch shell from my dresser and listened to it.

She told me, "I hear it Granny!"

I smiled and knew exactly what she was saying.  I asked her, "What does the Conch shell say?"

"I don't know."  She gave a big smile.

I told her, "If you listen to me I will take you to the Sea."

She grinned and replied, "Not really Granny just pretend."

"Yes, it's wonderful to pretend and imagine we are there right now."

She then continued to listen to two of my Conch shells, one at each ear and repeated, "If you listen to me I will take you to the Sea."

I smiled with joy she had gotten it!  ;)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Dreams ;)

Christmas Dreams

Our Christmas tree is up and our home decorated for this special time of year.  I think I have as many Nativity figurines as I have Nutcrackers placed throughout the house.

I especially think of my girls which are now grown and have children of their own.  I even dream memories of them when they were little and eyes wide with wonder for all this season celebrates.

One of my favorite Christmas songs, especially to remember those times is Christmas Dreams by Francesca Battistelli.

Just click on the link below to have a listen.  I hope you enjoy it and have Christmas dreams of your own.  Merry Christmas and God's blessings for the New Year!  ;)