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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Every Friday the FMF community writes for five minutes on a prompt given by Kate Motaung. Sometimes the first five minutes of writing stimulates more thought, and I continue on . . . Today’s prompt is: VISIT
Today my three-year-old granddaughter came to visit. She had just arrived when she showed me a book she had been looking at. It had fairy houses. “Grandma, will you help me make a fairy house?”
I didn’t know what to say at first. Then I suggested that we walk around the backyard. This sweet little girl began pointing out flowers and we picked a few. We talked and she stimulated my imagination. I collected a couple large pieces of bark—she was delighted to see a couple roly-poly bugs (also known as pill bugs) on the bark. She played with the bugs as I propped the bark over an empty little plant container.
Then her imagination took over, and as I handed her leaves and pieces of vine, she continued to build the “fairy house”.
It was a special time. We talked about the wonderful variety in God’s creation.//
We looked at the currant bushes with abundant green berries. We picked a gooseberry, not quite ripe but pretty to look at.
My granddaughter pointed out a yellow flower that had grown volunteer, maybe a calendula.
It is truly a gift to spend time with a child, seeing the world with her. I delighted in the imagination of my little granddaughter. In our time together I had an opportunity to share my thoughts about God.
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