ON BEING A GRANDMA

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I remember having grandparents that were a very important part of my upbringing even though they were not in my life every day. One of those grandmothers was a typical farmer’s wife with 8 children. She made sure that fresh homemade bread was set in pans and rising at 5 AM to be baked at noon. She milked cows, prepared meals, pumped water to do the laundry (with a wringer washer,) hung clothes out to dry, and this was all before noon.

My other grandma was a city lady who raised four children on her own. She smoked cigarettes, worked in a factory most of her life, had a few more conveniences, but still possessed a strong work ethic. As different as these two women were, they both had one thing in common. They had tons of love to pour on their grandchildren.

Once we become grandparents, we have a great responsibility. We have been given a second chance to do things the way we wish we would have with our children. We can use the time we have to listen to them, to encourage them, to guide them spiritually, to correct them (to a point) and teach them through our own life lessons.

Lord, thank you for grandparents who influenced my life in so many ways. May I be that kind of person for my own grandchildren. Amen!

 

 

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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