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I kept coming back to this shot and my mind wouldn’t let it go, and this is why…

Most of my life I have felt like an ugly duckling in a pond full of swans. I am not petite, with a flawless complexion, and an hour glass figure; however, everywhere I looked, there were women that fit that description. It has taken me a lot of years and the love of an amazing man to start to change my way of thinking.

So this is for all of those ladies out there who do not feel like a swan. You are ALL special, ALL unique and you are ALL beautiful and don’t let anything or anyone tell you differently!!


  • cherokee
    cherokeeover 6 years ago

    Darlene this is lovely:)

  • Sherrianne Talon
    Sherrianne Talonover 6 years ago

    How gorgeous!

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 6 years ago

    Lovely pic and words.

  • Cheri  McEachin
    Cheri McEachinover 6 years ago

    Thank you and so are you

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyover 6 years ago
  • Such a beautiful song, and a version I have not heard before. Thank you for sending that my way Von!

    I have a little history with this song already: I had not been dating my better half (Scott Ruhs), for very long when he gave me a little surprise. I had been out of the apartment and when I returned and checked my messages he had left me this song as a message. Isn’t that sweet and romantic? Just one of the many many reasons I’m marrying him! :)

    – Darlene Ruhs

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 6 years ago

    Beautiful work Darlene

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathover 6 years ago

    using the black sand and pebbles works great with this wonderful verse,superb

  • Elaine Harriott
    Elaine Harriottover 6 years ago

    Beautiful image and text to accompany. You’ve been brave to open yourself so and I’m really proud you have shared this image and a personal piece of your life with us on RB – Congratulations!
    I particularly like the comer you’ve put after the word ‘you’ – it really emphasises the YOU.
    Great work :)

  • lareejc
    lareejcover 6 years ago

    oh my gosh, Darlene this is so impressive and beautiful and I am so happy you found someone who loves you for you!

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