“Tell of his deeds…to your children and future generations.”
“You’re depending on me a lot, aren’t you, Grandma?”
“Yes, Sweetie, I am,” I replied.
A few years ago this little exchange occurred between me and Alayna. It was at a family gathering, probably a Thanksgiving holiday. I had been talking about the Christian legacy that had been passed to me and how blessed my life had been because of it. I appreciated that Alayna took responsibility by saying “depending on me” rather than “depending on us.” Alayna does not yet have children but I hope she still sees the hope I have in her and each of my children to pass on the Good News that Jesus is the Way, Truth, and Life and our hope of eternal life together. Long ago, we sang “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” It was a good reminder that we will all live, the question is will we be together in Heaven.
I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the young mothers in my family. Vicky (the first of my young mothers), Terry, Gena, Kristina, Leeah, Mandy, and Renee and Katrina (the last of my young mothers). Thank you for taking your responsibilities seriously to care for your precious children – their physical needs, their social needs, their educational needs, their emotional needs, and their spiritual needs. Thank you for my opportunity to influence your children. I love them dearly.