A special day, February 25, 2013 is a new/old special day. 28 years ago was the first of this day being very special. February 25, 1985 this happened…
We couldn’t have been happier. Seth joined his sister and broadened our world from the moment we brought him home. He was our first boy. We had had nearly two years of girl baby fun and now we had our boy. He is creative, funny and intelligent. Thanks to Seth we know about MicroMachines, Transformers, Legos, Ninja Turtles, Debating, Drama (acting), computers/internet and looking at the world from a fresh perspective. That’s only naming the first few things that came to mind. Those of you who are parents understand what I’m trying to say. Our lives were forever changed for the better when Seth was born.
Then yesterday we got the news that our first Grandbaby is going to be a girl!
How fun! We honestly didn’t care if it was a boy or a girl we are thrilled to have a new member of our family on the way. I must admit these things really have me doing some thinking and praying. Life by definition is something that is growing, changing. Adding new life to family causes growth and change just by it’s very presence. I love it!
One thing I love about our kids is that we continue to talk and learn from one another. I love hearing what they are learning about and exploring. They continue to broaden my world. I love learning and they are a big part of that. So as I think about being a grandparent I’m curious what that will look like in our lives. I’m challenged by a friend that we should grandparent with purpose. What do we want to contribute to our grandchildren’s life? At this moment I’m wondering if a part of our role won’t be to help these children who are being born into a technological world, where people of every age, young and old walk around with a gadget in their hand, learn how to have face to face conversations and give hugs. In other words to share God’s love in tangible ways. The love of God has grounded me throughout my lifetime. It has been my anchor through the ups and downs of life and I’ve often known that because of quiet conversations with friends, meals shared and notes received in the mail. Those are all things a computer or cell phone or IPad can’t do. I’m not against technology. Obviously I use it. I’m just considering that learning is a great thing as long as you are tethered to what really counts.
“But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children” Psalm 103:17 (NIV)
How have your children/grandchildren effected your life? How have you effected their’s?