» Monthly Archives: April 2015

Apr
30

Tea time with the grands

Tea time with the grands via skype. L’viv, Ukraine to Salisbury, Maryland.

Apr
28

A Grandparent’s Day of Prayer: September 13, 2015

“Christian Grandparenting Network is asking grandparents all over the world to unite in prayer for their grandchildren on Sunday, September 13, 2015. This date is the official United States National Grandparents Day designated by a Senate proclamation signed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978. Our grandchildren are living in a desperate moral and spiritual climate …

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Apr
27

Monday memories

Such an amazing moment in time. We were blessed with grandsons in 2010, 2011, and 2012. And in 2014, we were blessed with two granddaughters…only a month apart. What a joy to hold those infants together. And how fun that they are all within minutes of each other. Cousins. Growing up together. Oh, the memories …

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Apr
26

Sunday’s Scripture

When I originally started this blog, one regular feature that I had hoped would be most encouraging for all of us was Sunday’s Scripture. You can read about the beginnings here. Please do go back and read it so I don’t have to repost the information, okay? Thank you. Unfortunately, as I posted earlier, “things” …

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Apr
24

Artwork

This little boy seems to always have a notebook and a pen/crayon/pencil in his hand. Sometimes he draws, sometimes he writes notes. But always with a purpose. We have listed our flat in Kyiv for sale, and we have been strongly advised to take all personal effects away…especially the family pictures. Oh, my. Our walls …

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Apr
22

Volunteer

Live far from your grandchildren? Missing those precious hugs and delightful baby gurgles? Wishing to snuggle? Feeling the urge to read a book to little ones? May I suggest that you volunteer somewhere? Get involved in the lives of the children who are nearby…in between visits with your very own ‘grands.’ Does your church have …

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Apr
20

Parting is such sweet sorrow

I find my eyes suddenly welling up with tears. No predicting when. I have no control. Why? Good grief. You’d think I’d be used to this by now. All because this morning we took three of our grandchildren and their parents to the airport for their return flight to America. They hadn’t been with us …

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Apr
18

Grandparenting from afar

Not too surprisingly, one of the first questions I am asked when I mention my grandchildren is “How do you do it? I mean, how can you be so far from your grandchildren? I could never do that…” My first response is that maybe you weren’t called to be so far away. I have been. …

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Apr
15

Long time, no post

Wait! What? How long ago? Seriously? My last post was nearly a year ago? So, what happened? LOTS took place. In fact, more than I could document! I have to admit that I had a silent challenge that was preventing me from feeling like I could move forward with this blog. Nothing serious, mind you, …

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