Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Four Steps to Making Great Memories with Grandchildren!

The Grandmother's BibleI so appreciate the devotion from the Grandmother's Bible for today! It was written by Bobbie Wolgemuth and is entitled, I Will . .  I Will . . .  She says, "Psalm 9 contains a great 'I Will' activity list to remember when you spend time with your grandchild. First, start with an attitude of praise. Tell the Lord what you are thankful for. Count your blessings, name them. It will be easy to have a heart full of thankfulness after you've named even a few. Your heart will be full and running over with the kind of attitude that pleases God and spills over on the young ones with the love of the Savior. Second, tell the kids what God has done in the past. One of our greatest resources as grandmothers is the history we have lived. Everyday miracles fill our memory banks.  Pull a few past marvels out of your memory treasure chest and tell your grandchild of the Lord's wonders. Third, be a happy grandmother. Open the door with a smile and a hug. Let your face show the gladness of the Lord. Your inside joy should envelop your grandchildren with every encounter, no matter where you are. The fourth 'I will" is my favorite: sing. Sing with your grandchildren. Leave a song in their hearts."

It is Wednesday, so I'm spending time with my grandsons today. I pick up Josiah and Caleb and take Josiah to school. Then Caleb comes home with me and we hang out until it is time to pick Josiah up. We all hang out until Poppa gets out of work; we pick him up, grab a bite to eat for supper and then the boys go to our church for Wednesday night kid's event. We take the boys home when it is over - a full day of fun with sweet boys! I LOVE Wednesdays! I have ever so much to be thankful for, for sure!

Do you have any special days where you get to spend time with your grandsons? What do you do? So, today, or tomorrow, or the next time you are with your grandchildren, remember these four things and help pass on a heritage of faith by the things you say and do!

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