My dad's mom was very old and I met my her once. I don't remember much about her at all. I was just a kid when I saw her. We moved to California when I was 6 weeks old. I have an cousin who lives in Missouri and I asked her a question. Did our grandmother believe in God? She said, she really didn't know that answer. Once again, I will never know that answer.
As for me, I became a grandmother in 2009. I pray for my grandchildren daily and their children to come. I actually pray for generations to come, to know God's love and his power in their lives. I want them to know that have a praying grandmother.
Psalm 139:13-14 New International Version (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Can you tell me about the good old days? What was it like when you were a kid? Did you have a cell phone? What did you do for fun? Did you have potato chips? Can you tell us a story of being a kid? All of the questions I have gotten by own grandkids and kids at school. I love teaching and leading by example. I have made mistakes in life, asked God for forgiveness and press forward into truth. God sets us free by his power, his love and changing our ways. Thinking positive and knowing we can do anything we put our minds too. Yes, nothing is impossible to those who believe.
I was volunteering in a third grade class and the teacher (Mrs. Boughner) asked me to speak about a telephone when I was a kid. It was the black phone with circles to dial the number. I picked a little boy to help me and it was so fun. I explained that we didn't have cell phones when I was a kid. I was asked what school was like when I was a kid? I said, "little girls could not wear pants to school and had to wear a dress". Their mouths open big and some was shocked. I will never forget standing in front of the class and feeling so special. As a kid in third grade, I was quiet, shy and didn't want to speak. As an adult, God has brought me full circle in helping at school and having teacher friends. I am an example to them and I can only thank God for that door of opportunity to share life as a kid.
Job 42:2 New Living Translation (NLT)
“I know that you can do anything,
and no one can stop you.
EVERYONE CAN DO THIS:
BE A POSITIVE EXAMPLE TO EVERYONE
As a kid, I did not go to church on a regular bases. I heard a message on faith and the power of prayer. That one service sparked something inside of me and I've carried that message all my life. I know that God is able to handle whatever you face today. I know that miracles happen and I know that change can be good. Through it all, I've learn to trust the Lord. I've seen miracles and I have seen lives changed. I am an example of a life that has been changed too.
Being a Grandma holds responsibility of doing the right thing. Teaching from a kind heart and following the word of God (Bible). I find this not only to be true to my grandkids but other kids. Kids need to know they are important and they can be anything in life they choose too. Study and learning is important and sharing time to read a book or a story of life. A positive influence will bring positive results!
If you are not a Grandma, you are still a person with a positive influence. Be a great example to those around you too. Let us continue to pray for each other daily. God has given us a new day and we can share his love in all we do. I want to thank God for my grandchildren and pray daily for them too. I feel honored to be their Grammie.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.