Inspiration to be a good grandparent is simple--as long as we have love, we have what it takes.
"C'mon sweet baby," I called to my
With quick steps, she came. And as she
stood with her back toward me, I carefully pinned the bells to her
blouse, which she told me was pink.
The sound of those bells
helped me keep track of her. She might not have understood her Nana was
blind. Or maybe she did. What's important is she knew that we don't need
eyes to love, to guide and to teach.
Time swept by way too fast.
She's 9-years-old now and her brother 7. They both run to me for hugs.
But neither needs bells anymore as they answer when I call.
the call for a grandparent is different. It's to enrich their lives no
matter what we have or what we lack.
Here are ten treasured
moments that create that special bond:
1. The stories we tell
about Jesus equips them to face a cruel world.
2. The embrace we
offer carries the warmth of security.
3. The comfort we impart can
soothe their soul when disappointment barges in.
4. The wisdom drawn
from God's Word fills their mind as they make decisions for life.
The example to persevere, to endure and to give teaches them to do the
6. The guidance we provide keeps them from the pitfalls of
7. The acceptance with love unconditional mends the rejection
of the world.
8. The time we spend with them multiplies the love.
9. The patience we display brings security to their soul.
praise we express deepens their confidence and worth.
learn from what we do, what we say and how we love.
that gray because "gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained
by a righteous life." (Proverbs 16:31)
Even if you're not a
grandparent, there may be someone in your life who hungers for what you
have to offer.
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