Yesterday morning my sweetheart and I drove south of our home ways to join our son and his family at their church. We enjoyed being there with them. After the morning church service was over, we went out to lunch together. One of our grandson’s, Mr. G., rode in our car with us and we loved the conversation and laughter we shared together. He is in the fifth grade this year. He told stories about school and his teacher and we reminisced about our school days. He’s a delightful young man – and proud of his new braces. Mr. H. is a busy five-year-old. He is doing homeschool Kindergarten this year and he is amazed by a lot of the things he’s learning. I think he’s sure what he’s learning is something we’ve never heard of before. I love his enthusiasm and confidence. He and I sat together on one side of the booth so we had some good discussions. Our oldest grandson, Mr. R., is a freshman in high school this year. He is a good football player - such a good player that the high school coach took him off the Junior Varsity team and moved him up to the Varsity team. He scored a touchdown last Friday night and he had video on his dad's phone to show us since we weren’t able to attend his game. Miss B. is our youngest granddaughter. We helped her celebrate her first birthday was in August. She's growing so fast! She is a happy, little girl and her smile warms my heart. After church was over, our son, Mr. J., picked her up at the church nursery. He handed her to me and she snuggled down on my shoulder with her little face toward mine. Just some 'Grandma cuddles'! I don’t have to tell you that made this grandma’s day! (That’s her daddy with her in the photo below.) There’s someone else who loved being with our grandkids, too. My sweetheart!There is nothing that brings more joy than spending time with my grown kids and grandkids! I’m so proud of them. They are growing so quickly and we love seeing how their personalities and talents develop as they grow and change. It makes me happy to see the way they have been taught and the direction they go in their daily lives. To see our son and his sweet wife parent these gifts from God in ways that lead to lives as productive young men – and some day a young woman – brings such pride to my heart. And I have to smile because there were times I wondered if their daddy would ever learn the lessons needed so he would grow up to be the man he is today. I am blessed. Truly blessed!
(Our dear daughter-in-law couldn't join us yesterday. She is a realtor and she was busy 'closing a deal' for some of her clients.)