Thursday, August 7, 2008

Spoken like a child

Thirty years ago Deanna and I left our home town in California and moved to Phoenix with our incredibly cute kids. That was an absolutely horrible thing to do to the grandparents! Dee's mom grieved to the point that her husband Troy finally tried to add some balance with "good grief Rene, the're not dead". I know it was a male thing to say but he must have felt desperate. I went to school on that and did everything in my power to keep my grandkids in Phoenix, which has worked so far, but in reality I did nothing but hope they would find work here and want to stay. I realize how fortunate I am to see all my 10 grandkids every week. I love the fact that I don't have to look at blog pictures (I still do, I just don't have to) to see them. I love hearing their versions of truth, like God going to Jail on the 7th day or having the Hulk call me mother. Sometimes I watch the actual event and then the video of it over and over. You've probably read a lot of them on the girls blogs. Mom would have grieved less back then if blogs were around. Maybe not. When I look at the pictures it just makes me want to hold them all the more. I love to listen to them, especially Zandi and Carson talking to Dee. They are incredible and so grown up! Imagine if Mary, Jesus' mother, would have been a blogger. She really did raise the prefect baby. I doubt her parenting tips would be to practical. I assume they would have been, just let him do whatever he wants. Apart from the Apocrapha we have only one story of his childhood. In that story he was lost for a while, at least to his parents. Shows you the kind of trust they had. How long would you go before you checked on the whereabouts of your 12 year old...and your out of town? They found him in the temple going about his fathers business. As far as I can tell, he didn't get grounded. I doubt it set well with his siblings who did not understand. As a child, Jesus was at home with the father, as it should be. The sad thing is it really should be no different with us. I know it can get exhausting sometimes, but don't you really love to have your little ones following you around chatting about everything, "helping" you do whatever you are doing? Remember this. Your Heavenly Father loves that too. He says to come as a child, love Him as a child and talk incessantly about everything. He loves the relationship and he will never tire of it. Try it, you may just like it.

4 comments:

Doni Brinkman said...

I was just reading that in Matthew this week and I was wondering how well his answer went over with his mama. :)

Laurie said...

Didn't I hear a sermon on this one Sunday morning? Like maybe Mothers Day??? And you thought I was sleeping!!! lol :)

heidi jo said...

i love that. :)

shauna said...

I often wonder if God giggles at our conversations with Him - like we giggle at our children with some of their conversations. You know the - that is so cute kind of giggle. I am so glad that we can come to Him so easily, considering He is so mighty!

Shauna