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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.



Sunny June 6, 2010 at 9:18 AM  

Sue, I can certainly relate to your concern over your grand-daughter. It is so good to know that the circumstances in life that we have no control over, we have a loving Father who is very concerned and holds all in His hands. He knows our hearts and as much as we love our families, HE loves them even more, and has a plan for each one, and will move heaven and earth to be able to fulfil that plan in their lives. So rest in the Lord's faithfulness today

Farm Girl June 6, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

Such a sweet post today Sue,
I love that you can write how you feel. It is so true about hiding God's word in our hearts. The older I get those verses become more precious.
Have a lovely, restful day.

Carol June 6, 2010 at 10:39 AM  

This is one of my most favorite scriptures, it has helped my get through many anxious moments in my life.


Barb June 6, 2010 at 3:36 PM  

Aren't granddaughters amazing! How wonderful it was that you got to spend some time with her before she left for college . . . making memories.

Loved the scripture, one of my favorites too. We are so blessed.

Gentle Hugs,


Shanda June 6, 2010 at 8:41 PM  

Thank you Sue, your kind words and friendship do mean so much. I am doing OK, some days are harder than others, I trudge on, stay busy and cry alot still. I'm just in a vally right now and I know that we are like the flowers, its in the vallys where we grow. I know this will all pass and just be a memory some day, but right now it all hurts so much.
Thank you again,

Cheryl June 7, 2010 at 7:27 AM  

Sue...such a sweet post! I am so happy that you were able to have this special time with your granddaughter...what a blessing! It sounds like a week of memory-making that all of you will always remember with fondness.

I appreciate your musings today...and your encouragement from Scripture. It is so easy for us mothers and grandmothers to worry about our children and grandchildren! My 16-year-old is leaving this week to spend the summer with her brother and his family. It sounded like such a great opportunity for Kati when Ryan invited her in January...seeing a new part of the country, traveling with them some, visiting with her nieces whom she hardly knows...and they so wanted her to come. But now that it is June, my mother's heart is saying..."NO! She's so young! And ALL summer? What was I thinking?!"

Thank you for sharing from your heart!

Debbie June 7, 2010 at 8:10 AM  

YES YES YES! I have the second part of this one up on my blog right now, in fact. I prayed it back to God until my daughter got home safely from her mission trip misadventure.

I smiled in my heart reading of your time with your granddaughter. My own girls have a wonderful relatinship with my mother, one that both sides treasure. What a blessing is the grandchild relationship! Praying that I have that one day too.

I also relate because I will be claiming those verses on a daily basis when my girl joins her big sister in college this fall.

Empty nest, full heart.

Thanks for your comments on my blog, too! You are obviously a very nice person!

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