My Grandma’s birthday falls on today’s date. She passed away but is alive every time I think of her words sown into my life and every time my parents, aunt and granpa and I talk about her.
My grandparents have been the greatest testimony of a good marriage, of love that is more than a feeling, a love that was displayed in their faithfulness, their commitment, their care for each other and true unity. I would not have known if they disagreed on something, because us kids never got to see that. In front of us, they were speaking with one voice.
My other grandma advised me 10 years ago that it is important to have conversations about how to raise kids, what decisions to make about money, education, etc. should happen behind closed doors and then followed through the way they were agreed between the two spouses. What great advice! I sincerely hope, I will not forget this passed-on wisdom and use it to the benefit of my marriage and kids one day.
Grandparents and parents have such power in the lives of their kids and leave such a large heritage with a little seed sown into our lives through a conversation. I pray for parents to be aware of the power of their roles and for children to cherish wisdom and take every opportunity they can get to listen and learn from their human parents and from our Heavenly Father. The love that is passed on through shared wisdom is truly more precious than rubies! I would not exchange it, nor the memory of my grandma, with anything.
Call me blessed, I truly am.
Counting my blessings…still counting….!