My thoughts this beautiful Sunday morning,as I am sitting here in my swing,are of Lauren, our granddaughter, and wondering how she is might be. You see she left to go back home yesterday to prepare for college. We both cried as we said good by, and I think Mr P did too, though he was trying to be brave for us.
I am so thankful that God gave us this special time together, I will miss hearing her call my name. Which she did so often, When your grandchildren live so far away and you don't see them that often, just hearing your name called by them is music to your ears. Truth is, it is always music to our ears. Ahh! the name grandma it is so sweet. We grandmothers like to think that to our grandchildren we are..GRAND-- MOTHERS.
I will miss our walks together, cooking together, staying up late and having that cup of hot chocolate out on the porch sitting is this very swing hearing the night sounds and having some of those wonderful talks.I will miss hearing her and Papa, joking with each other. They were always picking at each other.
But my thoughts this morning are about this new adventure she is embarking on and where it is going to take her. I remember so well being eighteen, I thought the world belonged to me, and I could do what ever I wanted to, anyone over the age of eighteen knows that you soon learn that won't happen. LOL
I am also reminding myself this morning of a scripture I committed to heart and memory many years ago.
Philippians 4:6-7~ Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplications with thanksgiving, let your request be know to God and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
The most awesome thing I find about memorizing scripture is that when doubt and fear begin to creep into our lives, that we can pull out God's Word from our memory bank, find comfort and reassurance in knowing that the God of this universe is still in control and that everything is in His hands.
Dear Lord, thank you for your Word today, that I can read it, stand on its truths, I can hide it in my heart, and that I find comfort in these truths.
This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."
My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.