My “Grand” Adventure

Matthew 19:14 “but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.’”

The radio hums in the background and the lights are dimmed low. Max and Dash were confused and made their voices heard over feelings of upheaval but have settled and are comfortable. The house is in peaceful rest. Quiet even breaths emanate from my lap as I rock back and forth, back and forth.

A glossy sheen peeks through slits of the sleepy eyes of the wee one in my arms. I softly sing, ”Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak but He is strong.” The slits close as my red velvet antique chair creaks to the melody. “Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so,” creak, creak.

Monday morning my granddaughter arrived, dark and early, along with a new adventure. My grand, Miss Willow, will be hanging out with Grammy for an hour or two each morning. I will then take her to the lovely young woman who has chosen to care for this precious bundle during the day. This is truly a dream come true: to be able to see my daughter and granddaughter every day (an added bonus would be Kristian).

I have been praying for Willow since before she was born. To have this blessed miracle in my arms brings tears of unworthiness for my Heavenly Father, Creator, Redeemer and Healer. I look at Willow’s perfect face and see Kristan’s chin and Archie’s nose, but when I look at her resting face I see my beloved Taylor over twenty-five years ago. I well again.

As I rock I ponder Naomi in the Bible. She voiced her feelings of being dealt with bitterly. When she held her grandchild her perception had changed. She then viewed Heavenly Dad as the Restorer of life. So do I. God is good.

Matthew 19:14 “but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.’”

The verse today is a reminder that crap happens in life. I cannot focus on that. I might miss the opportunity to teach this precious new beginning in my arms about the love, strong, compassionate, forgiving, merciful Creator who designed her perfectly with love and purpose. “Do not hinder them… .”

She has been created to do great things with a passionate heart. I sit in awe of this tiny miracle and wait with baited breath to watch as He unwraps the many gifts strategically tucked into my bundle of grace, mercy and joy. That is the Grand Adventure!

Thank you for walking this journey with me.

As the teeny blue eyes peek open comes the realization: Heavenly Dad loved me so much He placed special and important people in my life. They changed me. Those from the past I carry with me and are reflected in my mannerisms and the way I treat others. The present is made up of mercy, grace and hope. Thank you Eric, his family, Archie’s family, my family, Grace and my Awesome kids. Finally, Heavenly Dad loves me and I trust Him that the best is yet to come.

Until next time: Blessings!

One thought on “My “Grand” Adventure

  1. Many Congratulations Grandma!! Granddaughter’s are truly a blessing!! Cherish EVERY MINUTE with your PRECIOUS Willow❤️

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