Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
As a kid, I remember wanting time with my mom. I wanted her to play with me, take me outside and just share time. She wasn't the kind of mom who wanted to get on the floor and play a game, dolls or just laugh. I look back at her childhood and her mom died when she was five years old. She said she never knew the love of a mom. She was passed around to different homes and finally lived with her oldest sister. That sister had one daughter, but my mom said she never felt she was treated the same. I didn't understand her in younger years, but I totally understand that now. Age has a way of showing up things and we wish we had known somethings in younger years.
Over time, I became the mom I wished I had but I honestly have become a better Grammie. I know now how to let go of things that don't matter. Who cares of some toys are on the floor because they won't be there forever. My kids grew up so fast and I look back to wish I had played a little more. I look back to wish I complained a little less and just enjoyed moments with them. However, I do have amazing kid/adults now and they have children. I can play lots with my grandkids and I can't explain how much I love it. I love baking and just having fun with them.
FAITH, HOPE and LOVE ~
THE GREATEST IS LOVE
I have searched for love. I was just a kid when my neighbor Connie took me to church. I heard there that JESUS LOVES ME. I was given a little piece of wood with those words on it. John 3:16 became a verse I learned that day and continue to know in my heart. It says:
John 3:16-17 New International Version (NIV)For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
As a kid, I didn't really understand the words, "eternal life". What is that all about anyway? Words that don't make sense to a child. I knew those words of Jesus loves me stay inside my heart. I felt love that day and I went home to talk to my mom about it. She didn't really reply and I wanted her to be excited like me. Don't the road of life, I would not go to church until I was about 18 years old. A teenager searching once again for love.
Now that I am older, I find that love comes in many different ways. I totally believe John 3:16 and I live daily to show kindness to others. I set myself aside in many ways, so I can help with volunteering at my granddaughters school. I heard words from someone the other day that blessed me so much. She spoke of me being a grandma around the school not only to kids, but to teachers. Many teachers are the same age as my grown kids and I love that. I love the feeling of being needed and that I can help. I love that my testimony of God's love continues to shine in the school. I have teachers who ask me to pray for them and their families. Our example matters and never forget that.
Hebrews 11:1 New International Version (NIV)
Faith in ActionNow faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Isaiah 40:31 New International Version (NIV)
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Be encouraged today and know that God is able to handle this day just fine.