I’ve long said being a grandfather is one of the great roles of my life. These kids are smart, energetic, full of laughs and innocent as can be! Innocence is, in my opinion, one of the great strengths of childhood and should be protected, as long as possible, at all costs.
Our three grandchildren are on the move and so in the midst of that move they came to be with us for a few days of adventure. We did lego, coloured, made crafts, ran through the sprinkler, ate freezies, had lots of cool snacks, went for walks, played with the peddle tractor, had the little cars out driving around the mat (in the shade), blew bubbles, played (toy) golf, read books, went out for kid’s meals, and played Barbies.
Did we do it all? Probably not but we sure did lots of great things. It was an adventure. Did I say that already?
We managed to squeeze in a few days at the trailer too! That included the pool, the beach, bbq’s and sleeping together in the trailer. Did you know kid’s love using the toilet in a trailer?!
Here’s a small video from our time at the trailer! You can see more on my channel.
It might not be serious but anytime one of our loved ones is ill we naturally are concerned. And of course when it is one of our grandchildren we wish we could rush to her side to give her our love. Turns out Rachel – she’s younger in this photo – is in hospital and so because we cannot be by her side we reach out in prayer.
That’s the wonderful nature of prayer – it reaches beyond geography. It reaches beyond time too. The invitation from Scripture is to cast all our cares on Jesus. This isn’t a magic wand kind of action, but that God who is the author of life can bring healing and life to any situation.
So we pray for little Rachel that she will be held in the arms of God tonight and healing will come through modern medicine and the hand of God.
Rachel is now in school and learning so many different things. Last night’s video chat featured time to sit and show Grandma and Grandpa what she could do. Her joy in being able to write her own name was evident. Then she drew a picture of her and Grandpa and wrote “Grandpa” on it! She was so proud.
Her joy in learning runs through us all. There’s very few of us who aren’t publicly or privately thrilled to learn something new.
For some reason as we age many people stop pursuing learning. Even reading the latest books or taking a night class keeps the learning going. It’s good for your brain!
By the way, that’s me and Rachel in the picture if you couldn’t tell. And I was reminded again yesterday what I have learned since becoming a Grandpa. This is a blessing from God that is hard to match.