Thursday, October 01, 2009

Love of a Granddaughter

Life is such a beautiful thing and I love it when things come full circle. Brooklyn fell asleep Sunday while watching an episode of Thomas the Tank Engine, despite spending a bunch of time really working on keeping herself awake. I love to watch them fighting sleep - it really is quite darling. Rather than go and get a blanket out of the linen closet for her I got this blanket out of my closet. It was crocheted by my mom when James, Brooklyn's daddy, was first born.

When I spread this blanket over her and stood watching for a few minutes my heart was just so full. The idea that God Our Father entrusts us with the care of these little guys can sometimes almost overwhelm. But He is faithful and just and provides us with the knowledge that we need to watch over them. And while praying over her this weekend my throat got so tight with the love I have for her.

When we woke her up she crawled into my lap and wrapped her arms around my neck. I was holding her tight, kissed the top of her head and whispered "I love you Brooklyn". I heard the sweetest voice in all the land reply "I love you MawMaw".
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen." 2 Peter 3:18 NIV
Ah...good times indeed........


Debby said...

That made me tear up because I know exactly how you feel. Same sort of emotion today when our little granddaughter displayed a personality trait so like her uncle. It was if I had him back for just a brief moment.

grammy said...

It is such a special blessing to get to hug our grands. I do it every chance I get. She is so sweet and the blanket is so special. I need to get mu Son's out and give it to his Girl's.