The Joy of Family

It is Friday and time to join the writing community. Kate Motaung gives a prompt and for five minutes we write fast and free. Today’s prompt is: PLAY

God’s design for the family is good. Different generations come together.

I am blessed to be a grandmother. I am able to play with the grandchildren with a freedom that I didn’t have as a mom.

On the fourth of July the family was together—two sets of grandparents, my daughter and son-in-law, six children. The three-year-old grandson pulled me aside, away from his older sisters. He held up a box of crazy eight cards and said, “Will you play with me?”

So before our holiday supper he and I played our own version of crazy eights. He was satisfied, and our relationship grew a little.

Sometimes the grandchildren ask me to play hide and seek. Can you imagine grandma hiding behind a tree?

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

2 Comments on “The Joy of Family

  1. Spending time with family gives a real pleasure. We create lots of memories that stay with us forever. Those memories are something that makes us laugh during the sad moments.

  2. Great reminder, Carol, of the importance of family time. I don’t have the pleasure of grandchildren to enjoy, but the principle still holds true: God’s design for the family is good! My husband and I have an adult daughter who is currently staying at home to help my husband and I deal with the daily challenges of life, and our goal is to set aside some time at least once a month to do something special together (our son is bedbound and unable to participate, so his nurse stays with him).

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