In our new life of shift work, holidays pose a challenge. We could let them go by without celebration or move them. We chose to move Thanksgiving, and a week later we were delighted all of our kids and grand-kids could come and celebrate with us. Looking around the table it was hard to believe the two of us had become the seventeen of us. We added three more little people since last Thanksgiving alone!
Grandchildren are a lot of fun, just ask any grandma! For me, the best thing about them is the lack of pressure. Although I want to see the best for their lives, I am not responsible for making sure that happens. It’s a joy to come along side our kids and be a support in raising their children.
The Bible has a few things to say about grandchildren, too.
“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.” Prov.17:6 ESV
“My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children’s offspring,” Isa. 59:21b
“But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him and his righteousness to children’s children.” Psalm 103:17
Blessings on you, your children, and grandchildren (and those to come!)
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