Fibromyalgia took her teaching career, but not her creativity

Published: Monday, January 7, 2013 at 12:16 PM.

It took some divine inspiration, as Devona believes, to find what was missing.

That muse was a sign she passed one day while driving from a visit with one of her children. The sign said “The Carpenter's Daughter,” and though that title was taken, another one came clear.

"The Holy Spirit whispered to me, ‘Devona, you can be the Shepherd's Daughter,’ she said. "It began to make sense to me."

Devona — whose maiden name is Shepherd — wants to share her hobby with women who need their own comfort.

"It’s therapy for me, but it's a getaway place for women to come," she said. "It's a feast for their eyes and it's a healing for your heart and soul."

It starts with a stick

Devona said she designs the arrangements on her own with no pictures to inspire her.



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