Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
As a grandmother of three granddaughters, I have lived a joyful but exhausting dimension of life on earth caring for my youngest two-year-old granddaughter for almost two weeks. Granted, it actually took two grandparents (Nana and Pop Pop) double-timing it to cover all the bases, but it can be done! And when we look back, we will always say, “That’s Good!”
From maple syrup rubbed by sticky little hands into blond baby curls at breakfast to wild singing and dancing along with Disney’s “Hot Dog Dance” – there is no more doubt – “That’s Good!”
We heard the word “no” A LOT! When we said “go left” we always expected she would “go right” and when we said “get up” we knew she would want to “go down.” But we learned that ingenious, but patient distractions could be used to lead our robust little toddler to eat or go to bed. Hugs and “hold you’s” stole our hearts and took the “terrible” out of two!
From our little grandgirl we learned so much. The best thing was when asked “Who saved you?” – this little gal said Jesus. And “Who made you?” – sometimes answering God and sometimes answering Dora (the family dog). And for prayers before bedtime, this little one especially exclaimed “Amen!” with folded hands.
Psalm 78:6-7 says, “He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.”
While we delight in the Lord, our grandchildren represent one of the deepest desires of our hearts. Enjoying this granddaughter for two weeks reminded us of what a gift it is to participate in the next generation AND the one after that! “That’s Good!”