I’m a New Club Member

I am ashamed to say that my blog posts have sort of taken a backseat to so many things going on in my life. In a nutshell, my daughter was put on bed rest in the last couple of months of her pregnancy, she had the baby, and things have been very busy at work. 

A precious baby girl, Addison Renee, weighing 6 lbs 7 ozs was born in late February. This was my first grandchild. So now I am officially a member of the Grandparents’ Club. I don’t know if one actually exist or not, but I have been told by so many friends that becoming a grandparent was the greatest thing ever. They told me no words could describe the feeling. They were right! I love being a grandmother (Gram) and all the things that go with it.

My daughter, her husband, and baby are temporarily living with me. This allows me to see her often. I love bedtime the best. After she has had her bath, she is put in my arms so I could  smell “the fountain of youth”. Nothing compares to  the smell of a freshly bathed, and lotioned baby don’t you agree? That’s what I call my time for “Gram Kisses”. It’s the perfect way to end my day.

I am still managing to write. I have a book proposal out for a devotional book for widows and two pictures books being sent to publishing companies.  I am getting rejections but I have learned that is my proof that at least I continue to write. When the rejections come in the mail I say to myself, “Some will, some won’t, so what, next.”  And on I go to finding a better fit for my books. Oh and did I mention last time that I have a contract on my second book? It’s a young adult novel, Shifting Sand, to  be released later this year.

Until next time, God Bless!

“When a child is born, so are grandmothers.”   —  Judith Levy

My sweet baby Addison!

 

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Our Family Expands

It’s been a while since I have written a post. I was working on my website, began an online writing class, and then went away for a few days. I am proud to announce that my website has just gone live as of the last five minutes.(peggyclement.com) It’s nothing fancy, and I was pretty hesitant to work on one since I am so technologically challenged. But I followed the steps and managed to complete it. I am pretty proud of it, knowing it came from me. My tech savvy friends should be impressed. I didn’t have to call on them once for help.

During this time away from my postings, I found out that I am going to be a first time grandmother.  It came as quite a surprise to everyone, but we are all so excited. I never cease to be amazed at the awesomeness of God. Our family was missing such a huge part of our family unit with Randy’s passing. Now he is allowing us to have a new addition. A baby in the family is exactly what we need to love, spoil, and nurture. We don’t have an exact due time yet. Late February is the best guess right now.We’ll know better in about two weeks. This baby will bring on a new role of ‘firsts’ for all of us. Mindy and Jed will  be first time parents. Lacey will be a first time godmother, and I will be a first time grandmother. How wonderful is that?