Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Worthwhile Journey

Winter travel intimidates me. So why would we risk an 800 mile trip in the middle of winter? Our love for my grandparents compels us.

Through the time shared with my grandparents and the stories of the more distant past, I want my children to understand that wisdom and simplicity are admirable goals. Growing older is not really something to fear, so long as a person lives life to the full by continuing enrich the mind and spirit and by seeking to contribute to the lives of others.

Most of my grandparents' lives have not been spent in the spotlight. What has amazed me is their faithfulness in the ordinary tasks of each day. They have been ordinary folks, devoted to God, living with quiet grace.

This is where I falter. In my longing for extraordinary experiences, I would rather skip the mundane parts. Yet these rather unremarkable actions are essential to living well, to the glory of God. As I think of my grandparents, I realize I need to alter my course and not squander the rich heritage of faith they have given me. I will never regret the moments I've spent with my grandparents. There are few gifts I treasure more.

Together in 2007

This post is linked to Steady Mom's 30-minute blog challenge.

1 comment:

Jhona O. said...

I think this is one of the greatest posts I've read in a long time. I'm so glad you were able to spend that time with your grandparents and that your children were able to be there too!! What a blessing. I pray you had a Merry CHRISTmas and that the end of this year leads to a CHRIST-filled New Year. God Bless you!!!!