Thursday, July 18, 2019

Traditions

Next week is going to be a busy one for us - Monday through Wednesday we are having our "Three Days of Fun". Each Summer my husband takes off three days from work and we spend those days with our grandsons having fun. The boys look forward each Summer to our, "days of fun" - they get to help decide what we will do each year. Top of their list this Summer is for them to make more tie-dye shirts. We will also spend some time with science projects and learning about what it means to know God is faithful - how He always does what He says He will do, so with the start of school just a few weeks away (and our oldest grandson is going to a new school this Fall where he may not know anyone - a big thing for him for sure), they are able to trust God to be with them and to care about what the new school year holds for them.

Traditions, like our "days of fun", are an important part of growing up for children. Like our Grandma with Heart, Cathy Jacobs, says; "Regular and unique customs provide a beautiful backdrop of stability which enhances their outlook and appreciation of life. Our consistency sends a message which says three very important things: You are loved, valued and special."

What traditions do you make part of the summer with your grandchildren? How do you help send this very important message to them? If you do not yet have a tradition which your grandchildren look forward to each year, consider starting one. Traditions are a big part of handing down the faith as they provide us a "looked forward to opportunity" to do so.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose 

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