I love those nights when I dream dreams about my boys. We don't get to hang out nearly enough for my liking, but either way, I know my Daddy loves me so much that he knows how I value my time with them that He'd give me fun dreams where I get to hang with them. Even in the moments where my heart aches from missing them, I know the day is coming where we'll be together for eternity. At least that is my prayer. My boys all know the truth of God's word, and that He is the way, the truth, and the life. I'm sure every mom who knows Jesus Christ as their savior has had to pray their children will know Jesus Christ as their own savior and that their lives will be lived worthy of the calling that He has called them to purpose for the kingdom. And I'm very sure grandparents who pray have even more of an effect.
You see, I have the most incredible grandmother in the world. I don't get to see her as much as I'd like these days either, and it's hard to watch the effects of time bear weight on her health. This woman was the one who made sure friends from church got to come over when I was little for slumber parties. She'd let me completely wreck her hair playing beauty salon with her to the point she'd have to go the salon the next day to have it professionally fixed again. She'd always encourage us to sing in church. Never a day goes by that I don't remember how much fun and joy I've had at her house growing up. I remember the more recent trials in my life, how she encouraged me by her example to live my life worthy of the calling God gave me. I like to think I got my sense of humor from her, too. I asked her one day how she shows respect to her husband. She said, "Who says I respect him?" which made me laugh. I know she loves Paul dearly and is one amazing wife to him.
So grandma, I just have to tell you how blessed I am to be called your granddaughter. I'm so thankful for your example. I'm so thankful you let my daughters still play beauty shop with you when we come to visit. I'm thankful for every holiday we have the honor of spending with you. I'm thankful for the legacy of Christ that you left for me. And more than ever, I look forward to spending eternity with you in your new, improved body. I know God blessed me when he put me in your family line.
I love you!