Monday, January 17, 2011

Blessed Through The Eyes of My Granddaughters

I am blessed to have the awesome opportunity of taking care of my three granddaughters, ages one, two and three, while my daughter is at work. As much as my daughter thinks I am blessing her, I am receiving many more blessings. As a young mother I unknowingly missed a lot of opportunities. As a grandmother I am making sure I do not miss even one!

Read what the Lord has in His word for us in Deuteronomy 11:18-19 concerning the opportunities we have: “So commit yourselves completely to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands as a reminder, and wear them on your forehead. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again.”

I have been blessed as we drive in the car pointing out the sky and trees. We talk about the different seasons. Recently we were on our way home and saw a beautiful double rainbow. I took the opportunity to tell them the story of Noah. My new found excitement became their excitement as we gazed at God’s wonderful promise.

I have been blessed as I taught them that when we hear sirens we are to immediately pray for those who need care and those who will care for them. My three year old granddaughter would tell Jim Hostetter that she was praying for him when she saw him Sunday nights in the hallway at church.

I have been blessed as I patiently allow my granddaughters to help me cook, clean and do laundry. Their bright smiles and big round eyes are so precious when they carry out the task at hand. The young mother who thought everything had to be perfect has become the grandmother who realizes the significance of things less perfect.

I have been blessed to have the opportunity to teach my granddaughters that Jesus will always be there to help them. He is always listening to their prayers. I could not hold back the tears upon hearing for the first time from my three year old granddaughter that she had prayed to Jesus when she was scared of the thunder and lightning and He helped her feel better.

God has taught me many things on this journey, but the one thing that has changed my life recently, is knowing Him on a new level by being blessed through the eyes of my granddaughters.

Tina Laubscher


  1. Tina, you are such a blessing! Thank you for sharing this with us

  2. My favorite sentence: The young mother who thought everything had to be perfect has become the grandmother who realizes the significance of things less perfect.

    Even though I am not a grandmother yet, I hope I can keep this thought in mind for my students, my grown children, my husband, and even myself.

  3. A good reminder for us young mothers to relax and let things get a little messy sometimes! :-)

  4. Thank you for sharing, that was a good reminder to not miss the blessing our children are every day!