|Meemaw and Jo in the snow.|
- Pray often for your children and grandchildren. This can be done no matter how far away you live.
- Don’t be quick to judge! Bob and I are not living the minute by minute trial that has been entrusted to our children. Our policy is to offer advice when asked!
- Be sensitive when Mom and Dad need a break. Let that break be what helps them most and not what might be most convenient to you. We’ve found that Saturday mornings seem to work best and do our best to offer that at least once per month.
- In the words of my dear mother, “Open your eyes!” In other words, be observant to ways you can relieve stress - wash a load of clothes, clean the bathrooms, pick up toys, pick up siblings from school, wash the dishes, clean hand prints off windows (unbelievable sometimes!), provide a timely meal or money for one, etc. You get the idea. Those day to day tasks that can seem so overwhelming when you are at the end of you rope both physically and emotionally.
- Be a sounding board! Sometimes Mom and Dad just need to unload, and it may not always be pretty. Let them blow-off without judging.
- Have a sense of humor! (I have to admit that can be difficult when a “Poo Digger” was not worn and should have been!)
- Love those grandchildren! They are each a precious gift from the Lord whether typically developing or not. Find ways to spend time with each to show them that they are special to you.
- Thank the Lord for each grandchild you have! Each one has been equipped to do God’s will and serve the purposes He has planned for them.
- Recognize that God in His sovereignty has given these precious children to all of the family to display His glory and for our eternal good. Pray that the Lord will further His Kingdom through these special children.
- Hold fast to each moment you have. None of us is promised tomorrow. Treasure the time the Lord gives you with your children and grandchildren.
|Meemaw with Jay back when you could hold him still.|