There are many areas of my life where sadly I can say, “Had I Known…” and Motherhood is one of them. Especially this aspect…
My kids knowing my Grandparents… and visa versa.
I adore my Grandparents.
My memories of them are full, gentle, funny and warm. For the first years of our marriage my Grandparents were our rock and our closest friends. One afternoon years ago they called and invited us to go two steppin’… so, we hopped in the car and were two steppin’ in Indiana 125 miles away from home by 8:30 that evening!
That was 15 years ago.
They are older now.
And so are we.
I remember placing Aidan in their arms. He was one day old.
I remember placing Amélie in their arms. She was four days old.
This past weekend I placed Juliette in their arms. She was four months old.
It brings me such joy to see how much my children love my Grandparents… and how much they love them. Had we begun our family sooner my children would be older, they would have more memories of these wonderful people and perhaps they could have brought the smiles that they bring to my Grandparents faces a little sooner.
I love them so much.
I praise God that we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that because of what Christ did on the cross for us that we will spend eternity together*!!!
That someday, though I can’t even bare to think of it… but someday, when I miss them,
it will only be for a little while.
Thank you LORD for your Grace.
Thank you LORD for revealing your Grace to Grandpa when he was twenty years old so that we could all know You as we do today.
(a great story we love to hear him tell!)
I love you Grampa and Gramma.
My heart aches with my love for you.
More than you will ever know.
* John 1:12, John 3:16, John 14:6, Acts 13:38-39, Romans 6:23,
Romans 10:9-13, Ephesians 1:13-14, Ephesians 2:8-9