Until the Christmas of 1989...when I was introduced to my then-boyfriend's extended family. The single most memorable moment for me was when I stepped out of the van we'd spent 6 hours in traveling from Central Texas to Fort Smith, AR., and receiving the biggest, back-slapping hug from Brian's Grandma Kendig.
Clara Kendig was a slight woman, who didn't stand much more than five-two or so. But the woman had a strength that invigorated her family, admonished close relationships with the Lord, and made holidays that much more amazing! Grandma Kendig embraced me as one of her own before Brian had even proposed to me. Her memory, her legacy, will live forever in my heart, and I pray that some day, when I am the "Grandma" (or even the mother-in-law), that I will be as loving and embracing as the amazing Clara Kendig!
Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. After twenty-plus years of marriage, she and her hunky hero husband have a full life with four children and a Maltese Menace in Northern Virginia. Author and speaker, Ronie loves engaging readers through her Rapid-Fire Fiction.
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