Saturday, August 29, 2020

We Have a Powerful Influence

Grandparents are able to have a powerful influence in the lives of their grandchildren. Absolutely able to do so.

But for us to have this powerful influence, we must build a strong relationship with our grown children and with our grandchildren. One of the things we need to do to have this influence is to recognize as grandparents, our role, and the things we are able to do are different than was our role and things we were able to do as parents. There is a significant difference between being a parent and being a grandparent.

We also need to realize we grandparents have more and more to offer because of our experience as grandparents. As we "grandparent" and focus upon handing down confident faith, we gain experience and a wisdom which we did not have as parents. Yes, as parents we are able to gain wisdom and experience in being a parent, but we do not gain these things as grandparents until we are grandparents.

So, as you continue to "grandparent" and hand down confident faith, gain experience, grow in wisdom, and look to other grandparents for additional wisdom from their experience and wisdom as a grandparent who is handing down a confident faith. As you do, you will find your influence upon your grandchildren will grow and become more powerful.

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