My mom would have turned 90 today. She’s been gone for 17 years. I don’t miss her as much as I used to, but there are days that still get me. Today is usually one of them. I’d like to think she’d be proud of my family and my writing. She didn’t live to meet my youngest two children, see me write or even have an inkling of wanting to write, but she loved me a great deal, and I’m thankful she was my mom.
I think I was 16 or 17 in this picture. I’m not exactly sure. It was the last “official” picture we had taken together. We did have some taken at my wedding, but they were not professionally done (one of my biggest regrets).
Ah, okay, enough of that. How is your September moving along? We’re almost to the end. Another month past. If I calculate correctly, we have 94 days left until Christmas, and 101 days until 2020 fills our calendars. Ack! How is it possible that the years go by so fast? The older I get, the faster the days tick by. My sixth child will graduate high school in 2020, and my youngest daughter will graduate college.
I’m NOT that old! At least that’s what I keep telling myself. :D In reality, 2020 will be a significant age turning for me. My 39 and holding will have held on for eleven years. I turn the big 50, but I’m proud of my age. I’ve lived well and with few regrets, and most of those are minimal.
Winners this Week
If you’re a winner, you should have received an email from the author in charge of the giveaway. If not, please email us at: prizes at inspyromance dot com.
Susan P is the winner of Lindi Peterson’s giveaway.
The winner from Melanie Snitker’s post is Kelley Blair.
Natalya Lakhno is the winner of Laurie Larsen’s giveaway.
Because I’m still missing a few winners’ responses, here’s a repeat of the winners from our Back-to-School Bash. If you see your name here and didn’t see an e-mail from me, check your spam. A lot of the winners said that’s where they found my e-mail. If we have communicated, skip this.
- International Bundle: Priscila
- Bundle 11: Cassandra Myers
- Bundle 10: Rochelle
- Bundle 9: Debra K Guyette
- Bundle 8: Hilary Walker
- Bundle 7: Sherri G.
- Bundle 6: Shelia Hall
- Bundle 5: Natalya Lakhno
- Bundle 4: Trudy
- Bundle 3: Paula Shreckhise
- Bundle 2: Stacey
- Bundle 1: Denise
- GRAND PRIZE: Michele Phoenix
Don’t forget… every comment you make qualifies you to win one of the monthly Amazon card giveaways!
Specials this Week
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Last Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: A Dog’s Love (+ a Giveaway)
Tuesday: Shades of Grace
Wednesday: Return to Peacock Hill
Thursday: Inside a Writer’s Brain (reader beware)
Friday: I Forgot I Fell in Love with You
Saturday: Wisdom for Life…Or Things I’ve Learned from My Chickens
Next Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: Janet Ferguson
Tuesday: Hallee Bridgeman
Wednesday: Staci Stallings
Thursday: Sally Bayless
Friday: Jackie Castle
Saturday: Toni Shiloh
Dancing at Daybreak (Urban Farm Fresh Romance 7) by Valerie Comer
A Heart Rearranged (Peacock Hill Romance 5) by Elizabeth Maddrey
An Extra Spark (The Spark Brothers 5) by Liwen Y. Ho
Wait for Me (Vacation Sweethearts 3) by Jan Thompson
The Texan’s surprise Return (the Cowboys of Diamondback Ranch) by Jolene Navarro
A Heart Reconsidered (Peacock Hill 6) by Elizabeth Maddrey
The Cowboy’s Belated Discovery (Montana Ranches Christian Romance 5) by Valerie Comer
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