So... am I promoting reading? Or grandmother-hood? Or grand-babies? Take your pick. Yesterday my husband took this shot on his Android phone, and I had fun turning it into a stamp.
When my granddaughter sees me these days, she immediately expects me to read to her. Woo-hoo! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Her mommy used to sleep with her favorite books at night. And her grandma has been a bookworm forever.
After I am with our little Andrah Kate, I find myself going to sleep at night with a smile, thinking back and delighting at my time with that little bundle of joy, and looking forward to the next visit.
The grandparent/parent/child relationships have much to teach and remind us of our relationship with our Heavenly Father. I am currently reminded, because of Andrah Kate, that:
- GOD delights over me... and thinks about me... and knows my name. (Psalms 18:19; 40:17; 91:14; 139:17,18; 149:4)
- GOD, in a very personal and intimate way "knows" my every trouble. (Psalms 31:7... and look up the original meaning of "hast known." )
- GOD will instruct me... and teach me... and guide me with His eye. (Psalms 32:8)
- GOD will hear me when I cry to Him... and will deliver me from trouble. (Psalms 34:17; 61:2,3; 91:15)
- GOD wants me to call out to Him daily... to stretch out my hands to Him. (Psalms 88:9)
- GOD wants me to say "thank you" to Him. (Psalms 92:1)
- GOD will run near to me when I call out to Him. (Psalm 145:18)
This list is in no way exhaustive, reflecting a few thoughts from my beloved and familiar Psalms.
"Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is His reward." ~Psalm 127:3
Now... that is sufficient reason to celebrate with a postage stamp, don't you think?