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May
1

Friday fun (May 1)

  I am discovering so many wonderful projects to do with the grandchildren. I initially thought I’d post them here one at a time, but I think I would be posting continually! Rather, I plan to post links to some great ideas…that way you’ll only have one post to read but lots of links to …

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May
1

Across the generations

I read a blog post recently that really caught my attention. It had to do with aging well. Not just physically, but emotionally, socially and spiritually. And how to involve those that might be feeling a bit neglected. The author starts out: “There is all sorts of advice for women about how to age well. …

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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
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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Jun
17

Grandchildren bound: From Kyiv, Ukraine to Salisbury, Maryland

I’ve been off the radar here for over a week — except for Sundays. This was NOT my plan as I began a new venture into blogging, but life took some twists and turns last week and I simply had no energy at all to consider posting. On Friday, June 7, I flew from Kyiv, …

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Jun
15

Sunday’s Scripture: Praying for the Grandchildren

(I want to know which Scriptures you personally are praying for your grandchildren. It will be my privilege to share these verses with everyone on subsequent Sundays. If you choose to briefly explain why you choose the verses you do, or have a short testimony concerning the verses, please share!) Today is Father’s Day and …

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Jun
9

Sunday’s Scripture: Praying for the Grandchildren

(I want to know which Scriptures you personally are praying for your grandchildren. It will be my privilege to share these verses with everyone on subsequent Sundays. If you choose to briefly explain why you choose the verses you do, or have a short testimony concerning the verses, please share!) I’m enjoying hearing from grandparents …

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May
29

One-of-a-kind grandparent/grandchildren gifts

I just came across such a remarkable website today. I adore the creativity: Child’s Own. The art of creating stuffed toys from children’s own pictures. Genius. Really — click the link and see what I’m talking about. The rest of this post won’t make sense until you do! I’ll be here when you get back. …

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