Saturday, August 24, 2019

Remember and Enjoy the Blessings

While there are many, "perks", many blessings to being a grandma (or grandpa), one is certainly being able to hear as the grandchildren say those precious - and often funny - sweet things. The things you want to remember always (which, by the way, is the purpose for the "on this day" feature on facebook). I have many of these "perks", these blessings as my grandsons have said many precious, funny, sweet things over the years. I was recently reminded of one such thing my then three year old grandson said one time when he was at my house. He had something extremely important to tell me. He said; "I am allergic to magic beans."

Finding this interesting, surprising and quite funny, I asked him why he thought he was allergic to them. He said; "They make me grow, grow, grow all the way to space and I hate them!"

Apparently he had been listening to the story, Jack and the Beanstalk. Of course, since I prepare food for him when he is at my house, this was important information for me to know. I am able to assure you, magic beans have not been on this grandma's menu!

I am sure you have wonderful, precious, sweet things your dear grandchildren have said; memories which continue to bring a smile to your face as well. Consider doing the following with them . . .

  • First of all, be thankful. Grandchildren/children are gifts from the hand of God. Take time to thank Him for blessing you with these sweet gifts.
  • Then, enjoy them. Enjoy the time you spend with them and when they say or do something which brings a smile to your face. These times are also gifts from the hand of God.
  • Record them. Write them down, so you will remember.
  • Remember them and tell your grandchildren/children about the things they did/said when they were younger. I do this with my grandsons and they always enjoy hearing about these things - plus it gives them the opportunity to see how they are treasured by us - we recorded what they said/did, we remember and we still treasure these memories - and more importantly, we treasure them.
Yes, as grandparents who are focused upon handing down the faith, there is a lot of time and work which goes into handing down the faith. But there are also great blessings as well. Remember the blessings - take time to enjoy them. They are gifts from God.

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