Monday, June 27, 2011

Grandchildren

EZ and I just love being grandparents. Little ones often give us a reason to get up, get dressed and get going in the morning. Their laughter, their smiles, their expressions, their energy, their love...we just enjoy every minute of being with them! In four short years we have been blessed with five grandchildren and each one has captured our hearts. I stumbled across this verse today and just love it: 

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers. Proverbs 17:6

I love this picture of little Samuel holding Grandpa's hand in his VBS t-shirt as they walked around the house...precious!



And here is cutie pie Samantha in her VBS t-shirt:


 Grandpa loves to get down on the floor to wrestle with the Nats and Sams, but he also loves to read to them. Here is a picture of a recent storytime with Natalie and Nathan:


 Natalie and Nathan love to be silly:




And of course who could forget our youngest granddaughter, Emery. This picture always makes us smile:


Our grandchildren certainly enrich our lives, bring us great joy, and often take us back to the time when we were raising our own children. We want to spend as much time with them as possible, making them a priority in our lives, and supporting their parents in the tremendous task of raising these little ones. Times have certainly changed since we were in their shoes, but one thing is certain...their parents love them like crazy and so do we!! May God continue to watch over them, protect them, and bring them into a relationship with Himself.

6 comments:

  1. These are beautiful thoughts, Linda. I agree wholeheartedly! What a precious gift from the Lord and I can't wait to be a Grandparent for the 2nd time next month.

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  2. I can vouch for everything Linda said, because I am their great-grandma, so they have blessed my life as well; along with my other three, and another one on the way. God is good! Gigi

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  3. Well, I can promise you that we are the ones that are blessed!!! What a joy it is to be so intricately-involved in life with ya'll! We love Grandma, Grandpa, and Gigi so much!

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  4. What beautiful grandchildren. It's so wonderful that you are all near each other. :)

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  5. Beautiful words. I, too, can attest to the joys of grandchildren. And you've captured some excellent memory photos.

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