We have three grown children, who with their spouses presented us with nine grandchildren; who, in turn, with their special loves have, to date, given us four great grandchildren at our very young age! And, there is not much more cheering up that I can get as when I happen upon a note or remembrance from any of my many loved ones, especially if it dates back to when they were young children.
In this instance, I stumbled upon a note from our only granddaughter, Kylie, now 15, and a sophomore in high school. We always have been close, even before the miracle of her conception and birth.
Then, too, her mom and dad lived with us so they could save up money to buy their first home (not too far from ours). And, we watched Kylie in the evenings from her infancy through toddler years when mom was still teaching dance.
Here’s the note that resurfaced from inside my desk drawer. I believe Kylie was somewhere around the age of 9 when she wrote it:
More recently, Kylie made and gave me a “Prayer Requests” box that has been a mainstay on my desk for a few years now. We have a game we play, where we leave prayers for each other and both of us periodically check this box without the other knowing. Usually, when we know the other is struggling and just not feeling up to par. Warm and fuzzies…
To paraphrase Lisa Wingate who is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author: Our children are the greatest gift God will give to us, and their souls the heaviest responsibility that He will place in our hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. As we get older, we realize that nothing else that we’ve done will matter as much.