Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Five Most Important Things on My Grandparent's "To-Do List" - #4 - Smile, Laugh, Play & Be Generous with Love

As grandparents we obviously all know there are things we do and say because we are grandparents which we would not do or say if we were not grandparents. Yesterday I shared with you the #5 thing on my "Grandparents To-Do List . . . Listen to Them". Today I'm happy to share with you the #4 thing on my list . . . 

#4 - Smile, Laugh and Play . . . and be Generous with the Hugs, Kisses and Snuggles

I want my grandsons to remember me as someone who actually enjoyed being around them - and who wanted to be with them. One day when my oldest grandson was eight we were talking about the things for which he was thankful. He smiled at me and said; "I am thankful you not only let us come to your house, grandma, but you want us to come here!"  His two younger brothers immediately agreed - they are absolutely right! I want them to come to my house. 

Yes, there are things we need to be intentional about doing when it comes to handing down our faith, but having fun with our grandchildren is important, too. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having fun with our grandchildren. In fact, everything is right about doing so! Just imagine the blessing for your grandchildren of knowing you left them a legacy filled with memories of fun and laughter.

I know I want my grandchildren to remember these things. I want them to remember the water-gun wars (I must have a target on my back, because they always get me with their water-guns!) I want them to remember the board games, I want them to remember the hugs and snuggles. I want them to remember making cookies - "sneaking" fresh baked cookies from the cooling racks when my back was "turned". In other words, I want them to remember how my love for them was displayed through laughter, play and hugs.

When I think about my Grandparents To-Do List, you are absolutely able to be assured there will be smiles, laughter, play and generous amounts of hugs, kisses and snuggles on my list. What's on your To-Do list?

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