The bend in the road encountered when one loses love is much more difficult to navigate than could ever be imagined. It’s degree of turning away from the the familiar stretch of predictable road is so completely treacherous that the only recourse is to slow down to a snails pace. It is unsettling when the road that once appeared to be so very clear in front of you can no longer be seen beyond that place in which you find yourself. Slowing down is the only option. At times it may seem that you will never get around the bend, but navigate it you must, for crashing & burning is not option. And when finally the Fog clears & you’ve made it past that dangerous place on the road, you’ll be able to see what lies up ahead more clearly once again, & with luck & the grace of God, that road, so different than what you thought it would be, will traverse scenery far more beautiful than you could ever have hoped or imagined, had you not gone around & survived that hairpin curve.

– Lou Lehman Sams


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I am a Southern Belle, through and through. Born and raised in North Alabama, where my family settled in 1808, when the area was still the Mississippi Territory, I come from a line of Planters, Patriots, and Pioneers. They were people who were unafraid to take risks, who said what they believed, and who honored God and their Country. Like my ancestors before me, I have strong values, believing that the Golden Rule is indeed golden. I write as a way to relate and as a release. I hope that my words may inspire, challenge and provoke one to thinking about how extraordinary things can come out of ordinary places, people, and things.

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