Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss

November 1, 2020
Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss

Jenna Bush Hager, the former first daughter and granddaughter,#1 New York Times bestselling author, and coanchor of the Todayshow, shares moving, funny stories about her beloved grandparentsand the wisdom they passed on that has shaped her life.To the world, George and Barbara Bush were America’s powerfulpresident and influential first lady. To Jenna Bush Hager, theywere her beloved Gampy and Ganny, who taught her about respect,humility, kindness, and living a life of passion andmeaning—timeless lessons that continue to guide her.In Midland, Texas, Jenna’s maternal grandparents, Harold andJenna Welch—Pa and Grammee—a home builder and homemaker, lived aquieter life outside the national spotlight. Yet their influencewas no less indelible to their granddaughter. Throughout Jenna’schildhood and adolescence, the Welches taught her the name of everystar in the sky, the way a dove uses her voice—teaching her toappreciate the beauty in the smallest things.Now the mother of three young children, Jenna pays homage to hergrandparents in this collection of heartwarming, intimate personalessays. Filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable stories,Everything Beautiful in Its Time captures the joyous andbittersweet nature of life itself. Jenna reflects on the singleyear in which she and her family lost Barbara and George H. W.Bush, and Jenna Welch. With the light, self-deprecating charm ofthe bestselling Sisters First—cowritten with her twin sister,Barbara—Jenna reveals how they navigated this difficult period withgrace, faith, and nostalgic humor, uplifted by their grandparents’sage advice and incomparable spirits.In this moving book, Jenna remembers the past, cherishes thepresent, and prepares for the future—providing a wealth ofanecdotes and lessons for her own children and all of us. Poignantand humorous, intimate and sincere, Everything Beautiful in ItsTime is a warm and wonderful celebration of the enduring power offamily and an exploration of the things that truly matter most.“As long as I’m alive, my grandparents will not be forgotten. .. . I hear their voices in the letters they sent me and in mymemories. They offer comfort, support, and guidance, and I willlisten to them always.”