"You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you as you are to them"
Well, by our family numbers, I know we are generously gifted.
Four married children = 8 wonderful children who have blessed us with 6 beautiful, delightful, and very lovable grandchildren. ( and waiting for 2 more)
Family gatherings are joyful, boisterous, and exhausting, so having visits in smaller doses allows for special attention and memory making experiences.
Our three-year-old grand daughter just had a day at Gramma's house.
I've had a mason jar of my Mother's old buttons for some years, just waiting for little hands to sort them by colours and be creative with glue and crayons.
What fun we had!
So pleased with herself. "Gramma, this is beautiful!"
I have nicknamed her my snickerdoodle, so she was a little confused when I said we were about to bake 'Snickerdoodle Cookies'
Little Bear supervises the rolling of those get-away, squishy dough balls in cinnamon sugar.
AAH! Comfort food - milk and cookies just before bedtime.
One tuckered out little sweetie-pie after a busy day which also included,
a walk to the corner market for some penny candy
and playtime in a neigbourhood park.
"That was a good time Gramma."
"Old people are distinguished by grandchildren;
children take pride in their parents"
Proverbs 17:6 ( The Message)
"Things we have heard and known, things our fathers have told us,
We will not hide them from our children;
we will tell the next generation
the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord,
his power, and the wonders he has done"
God has given us an awesome responsibility to leave a legacy of faith,
a life of authenticity and integrity,
and memorable experiences for our children and their children.