1. I want my grandchildren to enjoy dogs. I'm thankful they do love Drexel. (They haven't spent much time with Deedee, but I'm sure they would love her, too.) Today, youngest granddaughter wanted to go see, "Grandpa. . . no. . . Grandma. . . no. . . Drexel!" That's the pecking order around here, so I guess I succeeded in passing along a love of dogs--though I definitely rank John higher!
|Photo: Drexel and youngest granddaughter gaze at each other|
|Photo: Beautiful pink and white clouds in a blue sky above the California Aquaduct at sunrise--as seen on my run this morning|
|Photo: John pushes our granddaughters on the swings at the park|
4. I want my grandchildren to have a love of reading. We always bring out books when they come over. The first book requested is, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? As soon as we finish that one, the
5. I want my grandchildren to laugh often. Apparently, my grandson finds my selfie skills humorous! I'm thankful for happy grandchildren.
|Photo: Grandson and I laugh for the camera|
|Photo: The granddaughters show John their fairy wings|
|Photo: Oldest granddaughter builds a castle with colorful giant Lego-type blocks|
7. I want my grandchildren to appreciate a variety of fruits and vegetables. We picked up the produce box today, and I was able to have them smell fresh oregano and dill. We ate oranges and sampled radishes and cauliflower. (We later made chocolate chip cookies, and those seemed to be a hit, too.) I'm thankful we can share good food together.
8. I want my grandchildren to experience the power of prayer. We always bless the food before each meal. I'm thankful they can join us in that family tradition.
9. I want my grandchildren to remember encouraging words from me. So far, though, the line that got repeated over and over and over (and over!) today was. . . "Don't be scared of chickens." Yes, I will forever be known as the author of that most-helpful command, "Don't be scared of chickens." I'm thankful that my grandchildren listen to me.
10. I want my grandchildren to know that I love their grandpa. I'm thankful for John. He's a great husband, a fantastic dad, and a wonderful grandpa.
What are you thankful for this week? Have you ever said something in passing that became seared into the memory of your children or grandchildren? Are you scared of chickens?
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