Monday, June 21, 2021

Don't Let it Slip By Unnoticed

Are you planning to spend extra time with your grandchildren this Summer? Do you have dates set aside to go visit them, or have them come visit you? While Summer holds may special blessings; typically warmer weather, the growth of fresh produce, the blooming of lovely flowers, etc. . . it also is often a time to be able to spend special time with grandchildren.

Being Found!

When my grandsons were young, they loved to play hide-and-seek . . . did I say "loved"??? No, it is more like they "LOVED" to play hide-and-seek! They loved hiding and then they loved being found, but I think it was the "being found" part they loved the most, because they typically ended up telling us where they were "hiding"! They said things like, "I'm going to hide under the table and you can count, then come and find me!" Or, when we finished counting and said; "Ready or not, here we come, oh where oh where could you be?", they typically told us; "I'm in the closet!" or "I'm under the table!" or wherever they were. Plus, if we took too "long" to "find" them, they typically made little sounds . . . to "help" us find them! Then when we found them, they often laughed, gave hugs and we did it all over again . . . and again . . . and again! Did I mention they "LOVED" playing hide and seek??!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day from Grandmas with Heart. We, as grandmas, are blessed to see the impact a godly dad and grandpa are able to make on the generations who come behind. Thank you for handing down confident faith - it matters what you do.

We Have a Mandate from God

Nature shows us God is real and He loves us - just look at the design in everything from the tiniest creature to the largest - and everything in-between. God did not have to create the vast array of plants, animals, colors, fragrances, food, etc. He could have left the Earth with just a couple animals, one color - a very basic world. But He did not. He created a colorful, interesting, amazing world in which we are able to live - and enjoy His creation. Yes, His creation definitely draws people to Him!

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Make a Remarkable Impact

We grandmas, and grandpas, have the remarkable opportunity to hand down confident faith to the children He has placed into our lives. And as grandparents, we are able to make a significant impact on their lives - if we take the action to do so.

Convey Love Heart to Heart

We know our eyes speak volumes - we certainly see this when our grandchildren smile with their eyes twinkling or if they are angry it often shows in their eyes. Our love for our grandchildren is something which they are able to see in our eyes - as well as if we are angry or sad about something as well. Our eyes are a powerful way to communicate with our grandchildren - we need to think about this as we interact with them.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Love = Time

This quote reminds me of my grandsons. They have recently discovered the "joy" of "hangouts". In case you do not yet know what this is, it is a way they are able to call you through google accounts and actually see you while they talk to you - or just use it to send you messages.

The "Role" of Grandma - Be a Generous Dispenser of Love

One day, a few years ago, when I asked my grandsons what my "job" as grandma was, they said for me to give hugs, snuggles, kisses, and to make lots of cookies! While this makes us smile - at least it makes me smile - it is also true. These things are all about giving love and when it comes to the "role" of grandma, one extremely important part is to be the person my grandsons are absolutely able to depend upon throughout their lives to be generous in giving and showing love to them.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The "Role" of Grandma - Be a "Pointer"

For the past couple days I've been talking about the "role" of the grandma, and the grandpa, too. I believe we need to be students of our grandchildren and know what makes them "tick". I believe we need to be mirrors who reflect a positive view to our grandchildren of who they are; loved gifts from the hand of God!

God's Faithful Love is For Our Grandchildren

I love these verses from Psalm 103 as they give us the reason we are able to be grandmas and grandpas and parents, too, who hand down confident faith . . . because God's faithful love lasts forever and reaches to our grandchildren.

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