“My three grandsons are young; seven, four and two years old. I love these ages, because they are just the right size for time in grandma’s lap – which of course, just fills my heart with joy! I know when my own children were young, they were the same way, but as they grew up, 'lap time' came to an end. So, I treasure these few years when my grandsons are young. I enjoy the things they say and do which make me laugh and I love opportunities to snuggle them in my lap.
‘When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.’
Caleb had to have his red elephant with him at bedtime – while he has a great vocabulary and sounds older than he is, he really is only four! His red elephant is comforting to him at bedtime. He told me Wednesday, when I saw him, he knew his Poppa and I would bring his red elephant to him. He trusts us! He was right. We love him, understand he is little and were willing to make the trip to take it to him.
I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.