“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
I Thessalonians 5:16-18
I Thessalonians 5:16-18
If you read my post last Thursday, you know how our son convicted me to take a more thankful approach to life. Participating in Thankful Thursday's is just a small way I can take account for my attitude. Today I'm thankful for....
Grandparents! My own grandparents,, my husband's grandparents, and my children's grandparents. My husband lost all but 1 of his grandparents when he was small. His last living grandmother passed away just after we got engaged. I did not know her long, but for the short time I knew her, she was a blessing. I know his grandparents left an impression on his heart as he still speaks of them. I am blessed to have a few grandparents living yet, and I am very thankful for their health as they get older. And since I still have grandparents, that means my children have their grandparents and great grandparents. They are a blessing in my children's lives and they love them very much.
At Christmas time, I am especially thankful for grandparents. My grandparents lived near to us and we visited them often. They were (and still are) a very important part of my life. They were included in some of the best memories I have as a child. I miss the grandparents that have passed away more at Christmas time~I miss seeing their faces at the table, listening to them, their hugs, and just having them around.
|Sweetcheeks with her great grandma|
My grandparents left a big impression in my life and are a part of who I am today. I have a grandmother who has passed on her love of sewing to me. I have a grandmother who has passed on her love of baking and having her family near to her. I have a grandfather who used to make me crazy when he called me that pet name in front of others~how much I would give to hear that again (in front of the world!). And a grandfather who taught me that sometimes keeping quiet was the best way to solve things. They have passed on their love for the Lord, for family, and for others. I know I would not be the person I am today without their love and care.
|Sunshine with his grandpa|
|Sunshine and great grandpa~almost 90 years between them!|
If you still have grandparents in your life, consider yourself blessed and be thankful. If you are a grandparent, never underestimate the value you have in your grandchildren's lives. You can never be replaced, and are loved more than you know.
|All our kiddo's with grandpa and grandma|
What are you thankful for? For more thankful thoughts, please visit this months host, visit Iris at Grace Alone. Have a blessed week!