Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Girl Paints




Our kitchen counter has lots of uses. Besides making morning peach pancakes, it serves as an art center for one little budding artist.

How important it is to create beautiful moments, especially with little ones. And, how important it is to speak life and hope and future into the souls of little people.

I've been able to pick up on little things that each of my grandchildren have said and am moved to capitalize on those attributes in their hearts. For example, I tell one grandson he will be a judge and one granddaughter I say will be a veterinarian. And, this one, I say will be an artist. Today, with the biggest smile, she began to call herself an artist.

Our words have such power. There is an old Proverb that says there is life and death in the power of the tongue. I work on being that conduit of life to those around me.

5 comments:

  1. Great great post..great great art..
    Wise wise words:)

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  2. I SO WISH I COULD GET MY PARENTS AND TOMMY'S PARENTS INVOLVED WITH OUR CHILDREN. THEY ARE SERIOUSLY THE WORST GRANDPARENTS AND MY KIDS ARE BEGINNING TO RESENT THEM IN A HUGE WAY. I READ YOUR POST ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU TEACH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN AND THE LEGACY YOU ARE LEAVING THEM. MINE, WELL, TOMMY AND I ARE BUSTING TAIL TO TEACH THEM EVERYTHING THAT OUR FAMILY HAS NO TIME FOR... AND IT MAKES ME SO VERY SAD KNOWING HOW CLOSE TO MY GRANDFATHER I WAS.

    YOUR CHILDREN ARE SO DARN LUCKY!!

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  3. I am so grateful my son moved to our town when his 2 boys were little. Now I make the effort to "adventure date" each of his 4 children equally, listening and speaking words of encouragement. Although my parents weren't as involved with our children as my siblings and I might have liked, they have relationships which we chose to foster along the way with family gatherings and special times for our parents. Then we of made a point of building relationships those children to try to fill in what we thought might be lacking. We now receive more from our relationships built with them than we may have given them over the years.

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  4. I am so fortunately to have little under foot and DeAnna...so sorry....really...so sorry....it's a grandparents loss which one day they might regret.

    Thanks Nana and April and Jenny :-)

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