Sorry there have been no posts for the last few days. My one and only grandson had a birthday this weekend and so we dedicated the entire time to him! After all, you only turn 8 once. Because he's still a child, playtime is his favorite activity. All he wants from any of us is attention. Not constantly, but enough to reassure him that he is special.
It won't be long until he starts in to the pre-teen and teenage years. Those times have joys of their own but with each passing year I mourn "innocence lost". It's not that I expect him to become jaded but I do know he will begin to question, to doubt, to experiment. And with those things can come fear, anger and confusion.
Our prayer for him, as he starts this next year of his life...
That he always feel the Hand of God in his life,
That he never forgets that the voice in his head is actually the Holy Spirit helping him on his path.
We cannot shield him from the hurts that will come but pray that he is strong enough to weather the storm and come out on the other side, a better person.
And finally, that he will know that he is loved and cherished...forever.