When I was younger, grandparenting simply wasn’t something I thought of. I imagined myself having children but my reality didn’t project past this phase of life.
I don’t remember wondering:
What type of grandmother I would be?
Would I discipline or would I spoil?
Would I end up being a grandparent that had to parent the grandchildren fulltime?
Furthermore, I certainly didn’t think of the benefits of grandparenting. Especially the visits that consist of a day full of fun events, laughs and all the dessert they want. 😊
After 9 years of being a grandmother I think of how many directions I can take this post but I want to stay focused on the purpose of grandparenting.
In Deuteronomy Chapter 4: 9-10, Moses is commanding obedience to Israel and he explains “Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren, especially concerning the day you stood before the Lord your God in Horeb (Exodus 19), when the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’
Over the years:
When has God called you to Himself, as He called Israel to Himself?
When have you seen God in your life?
What bondage or slavery has He saved you from?
Where has He led you?
What has He instilled in your heart?
What has the Lord said to you?
How have you learned to fear the Lord?
The answers to these questions are a parents and grandparent’s privilege and responsibility to share with our children and grandchildren that God has blessed us with.
~These are relationships to Glorify the Lord through~