Monday, June 22, 2020

Grandmas DO Make a Difference

Do you ever wonder if you actually make a real and lasting difference in the lives of your grandchildren? Well, you absolutely are able to make a difference in their lives and Eunice Crosby shows us this.

You may be familiar with Fanny Crosby as the author of so many songs we sang in church when we were growing up and still sing today. Songs such as Blessed Assurance, Tell me the Story, and He Lives. Fanny's dad died when she was very young, so she and her mom moved in with her grandma, Eunice Crosby. By the time Fanny was 15 Eunice had helped her memorize the first five books of the Bible, Most of Psalms, Proverbs, and the Gospels. Now this would be amazing under any circumstances, but keep in mind, Fanny was blind. This means for her to be able to memorize any Scripture someone had to read these verses, chapters, and books to her. In Fanny's case, this "someone" was her grandma, Eunice Crosby.

Fanny went on to teach, she was the first woman to ever speak to the Senate and Congress, and she wrote thousands of songs - and sold them, but donated the money to help the poor. She said she wrote them to see a million people drawn to Jesus through them. Fanny was an incredible woman and she once said her grandma was the most influential person in her life. (If you would like to learn more about Fanny, check my book - The DNA of Grandparents & Parents Who Hand Down the Faith available in our bookstore for just $5.)

Eunice is just one example of how grandmas (and grandpas, too) are able to make a real, and lasting difference in the lives of their grandchildren. She did. You are able to do the same.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

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