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For SJ, My Second Sweet Grandson

Updated on January 12, 2018
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Robertatalloni means creativity. Whether in writing or in more typical art forms, artistry (and a bit of fun) must be part of the work.

Tiny Hands Barely Waiting on Their Future!

Learning hands!
Learning hands! | Source

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!

Happy hands!
Happy hands! | Source
Patient hands!
Patient hands! | Source

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 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.

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.

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  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR


    5 months ago from the short journey

    Peggy Woods:

    Thank you for coming by and adding your kind comment. These grandchildren are certainly worth the work of prayer!

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    Peggy Woods 

    5 months ago from Houston, Texas

    Your writing for your grandchildren that can be compiled into a book is a gift for them that will hopefully last a lifetime. What a wonderful gift! It is obvious that you care deeply about SJ and are trying to help guide him in the right direction as he grows into manhood.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR


    19 months ago from the short journey


    Thank you very much for your visit and and sweet response to this piece.

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    19 months ago

    How beautiful! I wish my children had Grandmama's that are this thoughtful! Lovely.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR


    23 months ago from the short journey


    Thanks very much for taking the time to read this for SJ and for your kind encouragement. As you probably know, this type of project is a work in progress. So appreciate that you came by!

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    23 months ago

    Your poem and letter are so tender and loving. What a blessing it must be to have grandchildren. With your direction and prayers, your little ones are in good hands.

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    3 years ago from the short journey

    Sneha Sunny:

    Thank you kindly, both for reading this hub and for adding your comment! Since posting I've already made some improvements on the poem. That made me realize I could update the other grands' posts. I have one more poem to write (so far) but I think I'll continue updating the other parts of these hubs as they grow.

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    Sneha Sunny 

    3 years ago from India

    This is such a lovely tribute. Some surprises are great. More than great in fact. Now isn't it? :) ;)

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from the short journey


    Thank you very much! So appreciate that you read this and left a response.

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    Nithya Venkat 

    3 years ago from Dubai

    A beautiful poem for your sweet grandson and great words of faith. A wonderful hub.

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    3 years ago from the short journey

    Faith Reaper:

    Congratulations on the December birth! Thanks so much for coming by and for your very kind comments. Posting one's poetry always gives pause for thought, but at least we can tweak over time…

    It's not too late for you to write those others–I'm only behind by one now, but have been working on it… :) One day I will not be in their lives, but if they have these love notes they will be old enough to know how much I loved them.

    I've been working on a book of poems for my grands. It will include these love notes but will have other sections. I'm having fun with the lighthearted ones, letting an idea roll around my head then letting it flit about like a grasshopper as I write. At first I thought I would do a unique book for each but now with 6 I imagine it will be a one for all! :)

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    Faith Reaper 

    3 years ago from southern USA

    Oh, this is so lovely. My second grandson was just born on December 28. What a precious blessing they all are.

    I did one of these when my first grandson was born, as I was just reminded reading here. I feel bad now thinking I have not done one for Charlie too.

    I have two granddaughters too, so my son keeps blessings me with the most precious grandchildren.

    I love your prayer and I know he is blessed in having a wonderful grandmother

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from the short journey


    Thank you very much for your encouraging comment and congrats. One's poetry is an uncomfortable thing to share because there's always room for more work but when the message is settled on tweaking can continue… :) That said, there really aren't words to express how precious children and grandchildren are.

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    Linda Crampton 

    3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    This is a very lovely tribute to your grandson and a beautiful way to share your beliefs. Congratulations on the birth of all your grandchildren! Children and grandchildren are so precious.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from the short journey


    How lovely that you are seeing yours graduate. They must be thankful to have you in their lives. So appreciate that you came by and let me hear from you!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from the short journey


    Thank you kindly for stopping in and for your comment.

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    3 years ago from the short journey

    Rachel L Alba:

    Thank you very much for coming by and for your response! In this little series for my grands each hub has photos of their little hands. Something about them just speaks to me. What does their future hold? What will those little hands do, where will their little feet take them?! They need prayer!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from the short journey


    Thank you for your visit and kind comment! This little series of hubs for my grands has been a special project. I have one more to do yet (as far as I know), for our little BE. :)

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    stella vadakin 

    3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    I can agree with you in what is said in your lovely poem. I love my three Grandsons very much and am blessed to see two of them growing up, one is graduating and the other will next year. Great Hub, Stella

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    John Hansen 

    3 years ago from Queensland Australia

    A lovely poem for your grandson SJ. I hope he embraces the advice. Well done.

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    Rachel L Alba 

    3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

    Hi RTalloni, What a lovely poem and letter you wrote for your little grandson. The words of faith are beautiful. I love his tiny and precious little hands. God bless him.

    Blessings to you.

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    Audrey Hunt 

    3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    How very precious this is. Your 'prayer' to your grandson is filled with wisdom and light. I'm sure he will keep this treasure for years to come.




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