Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Grandchild's Hand

Grandchild's Hand

The promise of tomorrow

And the hope of dreams come true....

A reminder of a childhood

That's still a part of you....

The wonder of a miracle

From which this love began....

There is so much found in the touch

Of holding a grandchild's hand.

~ Author Unknown

I started out this morning with the idea in my head that I would do a quick post and then get out and get something accomplished outside today. The sun is shining and not a rain cloud in sight. I have decided that I would dedicate this post to JD and my collective grandchildren. It is a special bond that most grandparents have with their grandchildren. So many memories have been made over the years that brings so much joy and happiness as we are growing older. I like to think of it as turning the pages of my memories. It can be heart breaking at times too though, as your grandchildren grow older and you witness the ugliness of the world tip toeing up on them. you find yourself left standing helpless and unable to get through to them as to what is the best avenue to take, to make things right for them again. It is that independent stage in their life, when they feel the need to spread their wings and fly out of the nest all on their own. I have found though that when Mom and Dad, G'ma and G'pa have worked hand in hand to teach good values, love, honesty and trust in God...... These children find their way back. They have to test the waters though. Eventually they all have to step off onto their own personal journey. Until they return to take your hand once more and walk with you again for a little while, we always have those pages of memories to look back on. Feeling the warmth of your mutual love is as simple as a Grandparent holding a Grandchild's Hand.

Wishing the blessing of a Grandchild's Love!


BittersweetPunkin said...

I LOVE your new layout...the background is lovely!

Yes...the world can be an very ugly place and we have most recently had to deal with a bit of ugliness...but we kept our eyes and hearts to God. He got us through it, and all we can do is know that He is in control.

Linds said...

Wise words, Jo, and a lovely sentiment too - Grandparents, I am discovering, have such an awesome responsibility.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful lovely grands!!!!! love the poem great post!

Lib said...

Hi Jo,
What a Beautiful Post!
Have a great wk.end

Tammy said...

Hi there...just stopping in this sunny afternoon! I'll be seeing my Ky grands soon...I cannot wait!

Your slideshow and poem are beautiful!☼