Author: Lajuana Craft Ryckeley
This book is a compilation of my life arising from my deepest memories and heart-felt moments through the experiences I have lived. This book is in poetry—all my loves, struggles as a mother and wife, to just enjoying all the things that God has given me to see and feel. I have made lemonade with my life and I wanted to share with others all the ups and downs that have gone into making me what I have become today. I have grown very close to my Heavenly Father through each step. I hope it is an inspiration to all who read the words of my life.
A small log house was my first home in Taylorsville, Mississippi. My parents were farmers, but when the crop failed, we moved to Mobile, Alabama, where my dad worked as a millwright a International Paper Company. I have been truly blessed in my life by a mother who spent hours reading and singing to me. She instilled the love of poetry into my soul. In addition to my love of poetry, I consider many of my poems to be God-given because He wakes me up in the middle of the night with poems and songs. My husband, Wiley, also encourages me to enter poems into contests. The poetry I have written has much variety and style. Many of the poems I write come from heartfelt memories and reflections of the best that came out of my life.