A native of New York City and the only girl my age on the block where I lived, having no one to play often, I studied the dictionary a lot. I enjoyed the English language, had aspirations of becoming a lawyer, interpreter, english teacher or writer. I had what I thought was a "slight" interest in poetry at an early age, wrote one or two poems, but that was it. I grew to become a good communicator, known for my writing skills, in my employment, as well as by family and friends calling on me for assistance in their writing efforts.
Living in New Jersey, I submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in 1979, studying the bible relentlessly. I relocated to Atlanta in 1985, then Phoenix in 1993, where I attended AZUSA World Ministries Training Institute's second year (1994/1995) of classes, before returning to New Jersey for family reasons. Unable to return to complete ministry school, I asked God to use me in whatever way He would. While preparing my father's homegoing message in April of 1996, I was inspired with a poem for his eulogy. In August '96, I was again inspired with a poem for newly Born-Again Christians, "Happy New-Birth Day". After writing it down, I was then inspired to put it into greeting card format. This was the beginning of Growth IN Grace Greetings, based upon 2nd Peter 3:18. Every day following, I traveled with pen and paper by my side, as was inspired with poem after poem after poem -- in the car, at the dinner table, during lunch at work, everywhere. Upon purchasing a computer and a greeting card program, I taught myself how to put graphics to the poems, made greeting cards and later, frameable prints. Having created poetic eulogies for other family members, the next phase was established, SonRise Poetic Eulogies. After creating a poem for one some of my friends, I then began
Custom Poemz (custompoemz.com), which are "most occasion" poems specifically tailored to each individual for gift or keepsake purposes. I returned to Atlanta in 2005 where I continue in my efforts to be a blessing through my poetry.