As I watched my two oldest grandbabies playing on the beach I felt God speak to my heart.
“Of all the things of this earth, the only thing you touch that is eternal, is other people.”
Seven years ago, this brown eyed beauty with her contagious smile came into our lives.
She captured my heart from day one.
Six years ago, I was there on the day my little buddy was born.
I told everyone I met, stranger or not, “I have a grandson!”
My daughter, her husband, and these two miracles have lived not far from Papa and I ever since.
In two and a half weeks they will be moving to the east coast for preparatory missions training before going to Ghana.
Even the anticipation of the separation is heart rending for me…from my daughter, from my grandbabies.
I remind myself that some parents/grandparents have never had their grown children or grandchildren close by.
Some have lost a child or grandchild to far worse than trying to pursue God’s will.
I remind myself to thank God for every precious moment He let us have them near.
I pray that my touch in their lives made an eternal difference.
I know their touch in mine certainly has.
I am so grateful for the privilege of being Nana. (#534)
my continuing gratitude list #535-545
-a beach trip with the grandbabies
-the beautiful sea
-collecting the sea’s treasures
-that God heard this Nana’s heart cry
-cool morning air blowing through my office window, squirrels playing and chattering in the tree outside, bird song
-little buddy learned to ride a bike this week
-youth camp/changed lives
-a lazy morning after a late night
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