great grands

Children are a blessing from the Lord.

These, plus five, make up our great grands.

Fruitful minds, eternal souls, eager hands.

Our influence extended to the third and fourth generation.

Preparing citizens for our “God blessed” nation.

Hiding fears for the coming tomorrows,

Trusting the Lord for help through their sorrows.

His promises secure,

I’m hopeful and sure,

        —That his love will endure!

Prayer:  Merciful and loving eternal Father, I bring to your remembrance the words of Matthew 19:14  “Jesus …said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”  Thank you that you do not sleep neither do you cease to exist.  Your eye will ever watch my children to see what you can do good for them.  And thank you that the ultimate good is eternal salvation.  I gladly trust them to you.  


Picture taken at Sammy’s big “90” birthday party last night.  Thanks, Krissy and Josh, for the work; thanks others of you for your time and travel to make such a pleasant evening remembering Papa.  ♥








About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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13 Responses to TURNING LOOSE

  1. A wonderful heritage! You both can be proud.

  2. calensariel says:

    Your Bible verse, Oneta, reminded me of a song I’m sure your kiddos all know:
    Jesus loves the little children,
    all the children of the world.
    Red and yellow, black and white,
    they are precious in his sight.
    Jesus loves the little children of the world.
    I wonder how many of us remember singing that in Sunday School. There’s a good lesson there, too.

  3. Woowhoooo Sammy!!!!!
    Happy Birthday—and to think, he still is married to a “looker” 🙂
    keep those heads turning Oneta!!! And cheers to Sammy!!!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you very much, my dear. This is the crew who are still running my life today. Whoo. The mother of the three larger ones is here tonight doing main duty. She is a great outdoors lover, so the are outside at the moment – 10:30 p.m. She asked was starting kitchen duty after ice cream for all. I chased her. She can do outside; kitchen looks good to me. 😀

  4. YBP says:

    Ohh what a GIFT Oneta! Love and family ….. there definitely is a Good Good God who loves you so richly and deeply! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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