If you’re a grandparent, I bet you get excited to see your grandkids, don’t you? I know my pastor’s wife Sherry certainly does. She recently sent out this letter to our church congregation. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to share it with you too. So here’s Sherry’s note. Enjoy!
Sunday after church, we will get into our car (packed to the gills with necessities like a big print roadmap, suitcases, golf clubs, snacks for travel, books and other things to entertain grandkids and more). We are heading to Dallas, Texas.
Admittedly, it will be hard to leave our wonderful weather (high today of 75 degrees and 63 degrees now at 10 p.m.) but I can assure you that we will not be concentrating on the weather. WE ARE GOING TO SEE OUR GRAND BABIES. We love our children and their spouses, dearly and deeply, and our Lord has allowed them to give us some extraordinary grandchildren (as all grandmothers would say of theirs).
For two weeks we get to live in their world: go to church together, eat meals together, go to parks to play, watch them show us how the swimming lessons have paid off, get a break from all this fun during nap time, join in the ritual of getting the day’s dirt off at bath time as we watch the resistance to the shampoo stage, struggle to finally get them to sleep at night because no matter when they go to bed they are up bright and early the next day, and acknowledging to the Lord at the end of each day how very blessed we are by them and their parents.
At the end of the 2 weeks, there is no doubt in my mind that we will be very very tired as we head back West, coming home. But we will savor each hour we have with Madeline, Zoe, William, Sophie, and Liam … names so sweet to me that I can’t write them without smiling. The aging process sure has some drawbacks but for the next 2 weeks, we will be very grateful that we are at this stage in our lives — the grandparenting stage!