Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Snappin' beans on the front porch.

On Tuesdays I have the privilege of taking care of my only grandchild, Austin, who is 6. During the school year I get to see him maybe only once a week, but in the summer, he's mine at least twice!
Today there was work to be done. Memere's tomatoes had been long neglected in the garden, and were threatening to rot on the vine if they did not get picked.
Austin was a more-than-willing partner in this endeavor, and picked a whole bucket full by himself, chattering non-stop about the tomatoes, the cloudy skies which looked like rain, and the possibility of Albie Darn, the rooster, flying over the coop and chasing him!!!

I take these weekly opportunities, and pray over him as he is playing with our golden, Beau, or eating his lunch, or just hangin' around. What a ministry we have as parents and then grandparents, to bless our little ones with love and prayer!

What(and WHO!) are YOU prayin' for?
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Gina said...

Hello! I read your blog, check in daily. Love it. Your grandson is adorable! I have an Austin too!

I just started a blog, come by and check it out.

Laurie & Chris said...

How nice to have a little helper that doesn't mind do the work :)

Gina said...

I LOVE Renee Olstead. I play her cd all the time.

The All the Way song, Frank Sinatra's hit on my blog, was our wedding song! Love that type of music.

Oh, I knew your daughter's name is Gina, but didn't want you to think I was making it up after telling you my son's name is Austin!
It's a small world!

Thanks for visiting my blog, keep coming back! I plan to post pics of inside one day (hopefully) soon.

cityfarmer said...

A God given priveledge to be sure...I find it soothing to pray for my kids and their kids...peace settles in especially in the black of the night when I can't sleep...thank you for being such a spiritual role model for me...proud to call you friend.

Mindy said...

What a cutie he is!! I am praying for our entire family....it is indeed a priviledge and responsibilty as parents and grandparents to stand in the gap for our loved ones!
Blessings to you,

Aunt Jenny said...

Austin is so cute..and so is your apron!!!!
I love that you get called Memere..so classy sounding. My only granddaughter..who just turned 5...calls me Gaggy. Yep..Gaggy!! Yikes. She was originally trying to say Granny..but it stuck. Hmmm. NOT what I would have chose..but I am now forever Gaggy.
I pray for my grown boys in Calif (3 of them) and little Kayla every day!!

Lindah said...

Amen! It is such a privilege--and an awesome responsibility--to pray for the little grands. And that includes praying for all the people in their little lives, parents, siblings, playmates, sitters, teachers, etc. Thank you for your lovely posts.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

How wonderful you get to spend time with your precious g'child. You have a lovely blog! I pray for my mom & my kids constantly.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Come back soon.

Anonymous said...

Your photographs are very good and brought back lots of memories of days gone by for me. I remember snappin green beans and shelling lima beans and picking peas and eating almost as many as I picked. Those were the days when London was being bombed and we listened to Edward R. Murrow reporting from the center of the city with bombs exploding in the background. This is London Calling was something we thought we might hear on the old Crosley radio.

Nice blog you have here.

Abraham Lincoln

kansasrose said...

What a beautiful and timeless pic of you and your sweet grandson! He is blessed to have you for his memere. I pray for my girls... that will grow in the Lord and be safe and strong and wise.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

That is such an education for a little guy! I'll bet he will always cherish the memories he is making at your house :
And Happy Birthday to you!
I'm praying for the youth in our community who are mostly unchurched.

Rosa said...

So sweet!!! What memories of being at my aunt's in Georgia during the summer months and all the fresh veggies. I think her and my mom had the best talks shuckin' or snappin'! My prayers are going to my SIL who is beginning the adoption process. xo