This month's blog theme of "Rest, Relax & Rejuvenate" is bittersweet for me today. We just lost our family's matrirach. My husband's grandmother lived 91 full years, leaving behind a large family all gathering today to celebrate her life and legacy.
Some of her (many)greatest gifts? Her peaceful spirit and gracious hospitality made her home one of the best for resting, relaxing, and rejuvinating. She and Grandpa lived on family farmland with sprawling trees. Their front porch overlooked a pasture, the perfect setting for family meals and fellowship.
So while this is a tough day for me, please, no need to offer condolences. This is also a time to celebrate the loved ones in my life and hope I am able to pass along the gift of peace. I definitely had an amazing teacher and role model. Godspeed, Mamaw....
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USA Today best selling author Catherine Mann writes military romantic suspense for Sourcebooks and Berkley, as well as steamy romances for Harlequin Desire. A RITA Award winner, Catherine lives in Florida with her flyboy husband, their children and an ever growing pack of pets. On shelves now: UNDER FIRE (Sourcebooks) and "Dog Tags" in LOVE BITES (HQN).