Loving Grandpareting

0604151906aWhat did I think would happen when she suggested we draw pictures in the back yard using shaving cream?

It started out innocently enough; five cans of shaving cream and each of us to make a design on the grass. We each began our project, picking out a section of the yard to do our artistic best. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed some whispering; not a good sign.

Moment’s later three children are attacking me with shave cream flying, mostly in my direction. Of course, retaliation is in order. Retaliation against the three perpetrators and especially to the instigator.

Once the cans were exhausted I thought the battle would be over, but no. The resourcefulness of my attackers enabled them to scoop up their spent ammo from the ground and begin drive-by creamings. By the time the war was over no one had managed to stay unscathed from the lathered attacks.

The Bible doesn’t say much about grandparents. There are no clear cut rules for grandparenting so we have to make it up as we go along. Of course, we must keep it within the realms of scriptural scrutiny.

I pray as Hannah, Ben and Sarah grow older they’ll say of Gram and Pop, “They were patient and kind; humble and open. My grandparents were easy going, joyful, concerned with what’s right; and loved the truth. They were always tolerant and believed in us, having every good hope for us and loving us forever (1 Corinthians 13). And we had fun.

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Written by Craig Wagganer

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