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Family Life in Our Time

It is a gray morning. We have had four days of rain and snow. I am thankful for the daffodils that give a little sunshine.

I have been thinking about my grandchildren. My daughters are in the process of making decisions for the next school year. Over the past few years, they have homeschooled, sent a couple children to public school, a couple to classical school that is held two days a week and another to private Christian school. It is complicated. 

We live in a time when many values are being discarded. There is confusion and division. I pray for my daughters and their husbands as they make decisions. And I pray for my grandchildren.

We spent spring break with our daughter’s family in Kansas. It was good to participate with the family, helping the children to create artwork that will be used in VBS. We fed the chickens, watched baby chicks grow and walked the dog.

For a special outing we went to a wildlife refuge and saw the buffalo. 

There was time to hike and the children enjoyed climbing hills in the area. We had a picnic lunch.

In the evening we had dinner in a Swedish town. 

The simple pleasure of being with family (biological family or faith family) is good. Spending time in nature is refreshing and uncomplicated. Do you have favorite family activities?

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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.

11 Comments on “Family Life in Our Time

  1. I have two daughters and 4 grandkids with one on the way! I am always in prayer regarding their schooling and the values. Only two of my grandchildren are in school so far and we’ve been blessed so far not having to worry about those problems. But if it were come down to it, we would homeschool, also. I’m happy you got to spend quality family time! Blessings, Kim. FMF19

    1. And if your daughters decide to homeschool you may be able to help–I am glad for opportunities with grandchildren!

  2. My dear, I’m now on oxygen
    for breathing has become a chore.
    It’s nice to have Remember When,
    but you need go out through that door
    to reconnect with family,
    to find in church some bosom friends.
    Do not stay and sit with me
    to find out how my journey ends.
    You need connexion now, today,
    a warm and loving safety net.
    It is that for which I pray,
    and I’ll do all I can to set
    example that it’s quite all right
    to dance against the fall of night.

  3. What a special time with family – those simple blessings are precious indeed! We had most of our family together with us last weekend and it was wonderful. Visiting from FMF#16

  4. Carol what a lovely post on the time spent with family! Such precious memories! I can think of no better place to be than with family!

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