Time spent together is the best way to make memories and build a strong relationship. These things matter for the obvious reason - memories and a strong relationship are wonderful things - and because they give you the ability to speak truth into the lives of your grandchildren and have them listen to you. There are so many things you are able to do with your time - especially in the Summer, but none matter more than being able to hand down the faith to your grandchildren; when you spend time with them, you have the opportunity to hand down faith.
So, this Summer plan times where you will hand down the faith on purpose - pray together, read the Bible together, go to church together, talk about living a life of faith, etc. and plan times to just have fun - play games, explore in a local woods, visit a park, go out for coffee with older grandchildren, build something together, watch stars, catch fireflies, visit the zoo, try some Mystery Bag Projects, the list goes on and on, but find things you are able to do with your grandchildren just for the fun and to build memories. Who knows . . . maybe opportunities will come along as you are having fun to hand down the faith - it is likely they will!
And if your grandchildren live far, try to plan time - at least a weekend - to visit. If they live too far away for a visit, plan time where you are able to connect through facetime and play a game together, talk, laugh and do what you are able to do to build those memories and relationship and pray, talk about God, read a book to hand down the faith as well.
So, make this Summer a time where you make memories, build your relationship, have fun together and hand down the faith - on purpose!
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