Grandchildren Blog Posts

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

My youngest granddaughter called and we were face timing, a regular happening during this season of isolation. It’s killing her that she hasn’t been able to see her chickens that she picked out as babies and brought home. She likes for me to walk around our garden paths to see how “her” plants are growing: the green beans reaching with their first tendrils to climb the trellis and the eggplant and okra poking their heads out but waiting for the heat to really thrive.

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“Oh Little Town of Bethlehem”

“Oh Little Town of Bethlehem”

I heard, really heard for the first time the words of a familiar Christmas Carol, “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem.” The specific words which grabbed my attention were, “Our hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.”

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Tell me a Story

Tell me a Story

My emotions are like the cumbersome metronome swinging predictably from one weighted side to the other on the top of our ancient upright childhood piano. Back and forth, back and forth it swings. I’ve allowed my holiday mood to be dictated by whatever the most recently received crackling ethernet message is. I should instead give the myriad, joyful, effervescent family stories the permission to bubble up and sparkle my holiday consciousness.

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The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed

I asked my daughter in law what my oldest teenage granddaughter was into these days because her birthday is coming up and I wanted her gift from me to be in the ballpark of her heart’s desire. Her response was a specific jewelry item and brand that is currently trending.

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Love As You Would a Grandchild

Love As You Would a Grandchild

Children take parts of our hearts to use and misuse as to their needs. But grandchildren are different. I am unfettered with my grandchildren! The constraints of responsibility and time inherent in the maternal relationship are no longer at issue.

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Pimiento Cheese

Pimiento Cheese

School is back in session and you’re probably scrambling to make healthy, tasty lunches for your family. Each year we say, “this is the year I’m packing fabulous lunches!”

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All Bible passages are from New English Translation

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