Summer is quickly coming to an end. I only have one more Monday before I must report back to school. It's ok, I've had a beautiful summer! I've spent a lot of time with this young fellow. It has been a summer of napping, reading, snuggling, feeding , and remembering what it was like to have a toddler in the house!
This grandparenting is so much fun! He and his parents are staying with us temporarily and we are enjoying the experience. Babyproofing our house has been a challenge. You forget what little people are attracted to. What ever it is you don't want them to have, that's exactly where they will go! LOL It's ok, we are happy to make the adjustments! He is so very precious! God has blessed us with this rare opportunity to spend a lot of quality time with him and I am trying to absorb as much of it as I can! I don't want to take it for granted.
Watching him grow, and develop brings back so many memories and again I am reminded of the amazing miracles of God. Children are treasures that God entrusts in our care and how vital it is to raise them to love God, understand the amazing Grace of Jesus and become followers of Christ.
I am not only counting the days until school begins, but we are expecting a granddaughter any day! My heart overflows with love for this child! She like the one above, will be welcomed into a family of love and adoration. I am selfishly hoping she arrives a few days early so that I may spend a little time with her prior to school starting. Her parents live in KY and I don't want to miss her entrance into this world! It is all in God's timing and I understand, - I'm just offering Him a little encouragement. ;)
We are celebrating a young lady's hard work! She has graduated from college and will be walking across the stage this next weekend! I am so very proud of her. She did NOT give up! In three years, she became a newlywed, became a mother and finished her degree! This is not an easy task! So many people let obstacles become road blocks and do not continue the journey. She did not allow this to happen. She stayed focused and continued on the journey to reach her goal. We will celebrate with her and all she has accomplished for this achievement!
I have spent a little time with my baby this summer. Our relationship will always be - she is my baby. Hopefully, as a mature mother (not in age, but in healthy relationship) I have given her the strength she needs to be a wife and confident young woman. I miss her, but by the same token, we are still very close. It is right and healthy for her to live her life independent of me, but call me on occasion and ask my opinion of something. I am good with that. :) I love the young man she has brought into our family and know she has chosen wisely. I think she may have taken after me after all. wink
The trip from Texas to Tennessee was an adjustment for sure! They are beginning a new adventure! I am so proud of them! God has a plan and I am excited to see his hand in their life.
If you have read through this entire post, thank you! God had placed this on my heart and I wanted to record it for my reading for the future. I pray you are having a blessed summer.
|From July 29, 2011|