For SJ, My Second Sweet Grandson
Tiny Hands Barely Waiting on Their Future!
With Much Love from Grandmama
How like your daddy in so many ways,
Yet how unique you are with so many DNAs!
Your eyes reflect that you think carefully,
Your feet ready to go with steady certainty,
Your smile lighting up as you share a shout,
Your helpful hands always eager, willing to reach out,
How quickly you stride in thoughts and doings!
How vigorously you are growing, learning, changing!
With a huge heart you already possess
Big-hearted, kind love, that is effortlessly expressed.
Pint-sized man, tiny babe, sweet little one,
I love you more than words can say, my precious grandson!
Growing, Growing, Soon Gone!
Dear, Precious SJ,
You were such a surprise after your two sisters! How happy we all were to have you in our lives!
You are loved by all your family and as our fifth grandchild, Grandpapa and I think of you with loving fondness. Right now, you are such a sweet little boy, learning to think and communicate your thoughts so delightfully. I am praying for you as you grow up so fast.
As your Grandmama I pray that you will walk so closely with the Lord that you will thoroughly know what it is to pray always because one day you will be a grown man and will more than ever need the Lord’s wisdom and help on a consistent basis. I pray that according to His Word you would walk as one who fears Him more than most out of love to both the letter and the spirit of the whole counsel of His Word, not seeking liberty from it, but learning to love and trust it.
The responsibility that will come with your roles in life as a man will be huge, but if you learn to walk with God you will have all of His power to lean on. You see, it is when you are a Godly man that you will understand that your power to do right and to work at making wrong situations right is very limited.
If you learn at a young age what it is to lean hard on the Lord, to look to Him for help in everything, to access Him at the throne of grace, then you will know how to pray when you are grown up and are responsible for more than the things of your childhood. This will give you the eyes and ears you will need for all of the roles you will have in life. It will guide you in guiding those you are responsible for and lead you as you work to lead others in God’s righteousness. So, I pray earnestly for you, precious boy!
May the Lord help you hone a humble character into the maturity that consciously depends on His omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. May one way you walk in wisdom be by walking and talking with the Lord throughout your days. I pray that you will always remember that the LORD is good to those who seek Him and that He always desires to be gracious and merciful to you.
Reflecting on the Word Reflect
Word lovers enjoy pondering the depths of word meanings and poets use that opportunity to their advantage. Studying up on the word reflect gave me interesting connotations to consider and apply for this hub.
Using reflects definitions that extend from the past, to the present, and into the future a poet can give an image to a thinking mind without using too many words. At first thought this verb seemed very passive, or quiet, to me but in considering its meanings I see that it is quite active and that it can speak volumes.
From vocabulary.com we see reflect as throwing or bending backward (an obvious scientific observation) and a manifestation or a bringing back (which could be romantic in connotation). One of reflected's synonyms is reverberated, another is shine, and more include designate, evidence, and demonstrate.
More in this Series
Writing for my grandchildren has become a labor of love since, like many in this day and time, we do not live in the same area. The times we spend together are extra special, but the words I leave for them can speak to them when I leave this life. My hope is to compile the poems and stories I'm writing for them into a book that they can own later in life. Thanks for stopping by to see these that are written for and about them.
• For my first grandson, with love from Grandmama.
• For my first granddaughter, with love from Grandmama.
• For my second granddaughter, with love from Grandmama.
• For my third granddaughter, with love from Grandmama.
• For my third grandson, with love from Grandmama.
Children's Hearts Need Attention
If you've not been introduced to Gladys Hunt's Honey for a Child's Heart, please allow me the pleasure of doing so. Her literature guide is a book every parent interested in enriching their children's reading needs to use. Amy Lynn Andrew's Living Books site includes the work along with other recommendations.
On Behalf of Children
- Playing Nice: What's the Truth?
Playing nice is important, as long as children play nice safely. “Be nice to others and they will be nice to you” is not a lie they should be taught.
- Children: The Hope of Our Future in a Few Short Paragraphs?
Americans are letting our most valuable assets, our children, slip into the recycle bins of other cultures. As the future of our society, they need to know who they are.
More by this Author
They mysteries of life and death are beyond our comprehension. Trusting God when life is difficult is possible when faith rules our hearts and minds.
The two new poems at the end of this hub are not alike, but their theme touches something in the heart of every Believer even though the circumstances of people's lives are never exactly the same.
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