Friday, January 18, 2008
This very special family.....
is mine! This is my son with his children, Ashley 15 and Adam 11. And then my daughter in law and Ashley and Adam and their little sister Angelina! These are the best gifts I have ever been given!
A while back, Ashley had an Italian student come and stay with her for a few weeks and now, really soon, Ashley is going to Italy to stay with that student's family! What an experience....this from a middle aged girl who has never been out of the country except to Mexico. I'm so excited for her....she's really such a good student and not your typical 15 year old! She's wise beyond her years, yet good as gold and a heart as big as all America.
Her brother is wonderful and is bound to grow up to work with reptiles! He loves lizards and all things reptilian! When he visits us, he loves to go out after dark and catch lizards.
Just like that one! He also loves to skateboard which he got from his daddy, and he tells me he's not a big fan of Mondays! School, you know!
My grands have really special personalities and I love them so much!! I tell them just like my grandmother told me....."I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck!" They've always liked that. I want them to feel just like I felt with my grandmother and like their daddy felt with his grandmothers.....special. They are!
I pray daily for my children and grandchildren....that they would know Christ and follow his commandments. That no matter where they are, where they go, what they succeed in this life, that they will put Him first. I pray that my life in some small way shows them Jesus.
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26
I want them to know Jesus.