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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Relationships

One of the hardest things about grandchildren for me is after they’ve reached six months, they can control who holds them. For a short time, the chubby cheek kissing stops. The holding them close—stops.
Don’t cry for me Argentina because once I develop a different relationship with my grandchildren there’s no peeling them off me. It’s a wonderful thing.
This last little man and I made connection on his terms late last year. I was sitting on the floor of my living room talking, when out of nowhere, he leaped into my lap. No warning. No may I? He just leaped into my lap with the twinkling eyes and the sweet grin of his daddy. 
A good relationship is never one sided.
We can live our lives with minimal relationship with our Heavenly Father. But, without knowing who God is and what he can do for his first love—humankind, we are not getting the complete experience of God’s love and power.  
A good place to start?  Praying.
“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.” Amen. Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)

God is always there. He's waiting.

Blessings,
JW

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful. And so true. BTW, I'm writing this with a 3 year old on my lap! LOL.

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  2. Sometimes we forget our side of the relationship, but God never forgets His.

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  3. Wow Teresa, this was powerful! those bonds of trust develop young, don't they?

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  4. I love my special time with my grands.

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  5. Beautiful words and thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Yep, and just imagine how big that awesome lap is!!!

    This was a beautiful written post sweetie!

    Have a blessed week my friend!!! :o)

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