Upcoming Event–Goodreads Giveaway

If you are looking for a Valentine’s Day present for a young child then mark your calendar to participate in another Goodreads Giveaway for a signed copy of “Bekah’s First Adventure” begins on 1/31/2017 and runs through 2/8/17.  Bekah's 1st Adventure      Here is the link for the giveaway.  Https://www.goodreads.com/giveway/show.

In this book you will meet Bekah, A King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and learn how she conquers her fear when she leaves her home in Arizona and travels to Nevada to be adopted.  Young readers will accompany Bekah through the process of her transition into her new family.

Happy Birthday to Me!

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It’s time to shout out a birthday cheer to me!

I search for clues to unlock the key.

Each year on this date,

I pause to celebrate

 

It’s time to pause and contemplate the blessings of this day.

It’s celebrate let me reflect in my own way.

I’ve been blessed with a very special life.

My life has not known true strife.

 

Years ago I decided to enter the world early

Eight-month babies were known as a risky treats.

Babies entering the world one month early

Back then were uncertain feats.

 

Despite this fact, I’m told I loudly announced my arrival

Cuteness and determination indicated I would have rival.

Anxiously I wanted to face the world with so much to do.

My destiny would reveal itself to me that is the one thing I knew.

 

God blessed me on this day.

He created my life’s plan in a special way

He made me a middle child.

And as such I learned not to be to wild.

 

My family helps me to be well-rounded.

Their love and friendship keeps me grounded.

My family encourages me to be the best that I can be.

I get my strength from their faith in me.

 

Happy Birthday to Me!

It’s time to simply sit back and enjoy.

Happy Birthday to Me!

It’s time to ponder the  things that fill me with joy.

 

Happy Birthday to Me!

It’s time to gratefully accept all of the wishes and good cheer

Happy Birthday to Me!

The memories of each special year I will always hold dear.

 

New Year Dawning!

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As a New Year dawns
Another opportunity presents itself for a focus on renewing oneself.A

As a New Year dawns
We join with friends and family in revelry.

As a New Year dawns
We pause reflecting on the old.

As a New Year dawns
We reflect on blessings received.

As a New Year dawns
We reflect on our stumbles encountered.

As a New Year dawns
We carve out new dreams.

As a New Year dawns
We assess all data accumulated.

As a New Year dawns
We set new goals.

As a New Year dawns
We forge ahead with action plans.

As a New Year dawns
We pull all resources together to start a new.

As a New Year dawns
We chart our new course with excitement and determination.

As a New Year dawns
We begin our process toward renewal.

©Beverly Ann McCall

Welcoming 2017

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Just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year.  We spent our Christmas in Baltimore.  Spending the holidays with family is always enjoyable, relaxing, and energizing.  We explored many new eating places and had an opportunity to explore some of Washington, D.C.’s monuments. Our dog, Bekah, accompanied us this Christmas Season road trip. Bekah had a great time visiting with our daughter’s dog, Kete.

We traveled to Baltimore via a southern route.  We were very fortunate with regard to decent weather and traffic.  This made traveling enjoyable.  Bekah is a great traveler.  Along the way we struck up conversations with several interesting families.  It is always nice to meet new people at rest stops and coffee shops along the way.

Returning home is always exciting, despite, all of the unpacking and laundry.  Bekah and my hubby surprised me with an early birthday present–a new addition to our family.  Meet our new King Charles Cavalier puppy, Ginger.

I am happy to announce that my two Cavaliers are getting to know each other.  img_1298

It is such a great way to start the new year.