WHO AM I?
I’ve worn a few hats in my work-a-day-for-a-paycheck life, professionally speaking. Personally, I’ve been daughter, niece, cousin, wife, mother, mother-in-law, friend. But the one that tenders my heart the most is being grandmother.
Just this week, the one and only son brought his family from their Tulsa home to visit for a few days. Just a few short days. Not nearly enough days. But I will take what I can get.
As they came in the door, there was a sudden invasion of joy brought by five precious souls, and this house was full again. Full of talk and catching up. Full of games, toys and laughter. Full of kids running in and out. And hugs! Lots of hugs.
Tucking sleepy heads into beds was my privilege. Cooking meals to fill hungry tummies was not work but pleasure. Keeping the coffee pot full and hot was no chore at all.
The few days went by too swiftly.
Already they are gone. Out the door, into the SUV, and down the road before I can hardly blot the tears from my eyes.
For me the time is too short and the distance is too long. Because those three precious grandchildren and I, we share something that cannot be explained.
If you are a grandmother, you know what I mean.
But this grandmother thing, it’s just something not easily described in words. It is deep like the ocean. It is like priceless ancient treasure while being fresh and new each time the children and I are together.
In honor of the three stars that shine in my sky, the sunshine that drives away my rain clouds, the faces that melt me every single time, I will tell you who I am.
I’m the . . .
- Bubble blowing – wagon towing
- Game playing – “be kind” saying
- Story telling – letter mailing
- Walking, biking, sometimes hiking
- Lesson teaching – WORD “preaching”
- Favorite book reading – hungry tummy feeding
- Sometimes singing – Front yard swinging
- Together chatting – love patting
- Picture taking – cookie making
- Apron wearing – Popsicle sharing
- Hug giving – Christ living
- House cleaning – crock pot beaning
- Clothes washing – dish washing
- Kid washing – foot washing
- Dinner fixing – pies a-mixing
- Table setting – doggie petting
- Swim time taking – fall leaves raking
- Movie time snuggling – sleepy head tucking
- Bible reading – Flower seeding
- Journal writing – bird nest sighting
- Papaw loving – grandkids loving
- Others loving, loving, loving
- Whisper praying – blessing saying
- Chair rocking – Time tick-tocking
EVER LOVING GRAMMY!
“Grandchildren are like a crown to older people.” Proverbs 17:6 (NIRV)”
Are you a grandmother? Do you know what I mean? Please tell me I’m not alone.