My daughter was over with her two girls Avery and Haley the other day and needless to say, it was a good day. It is always a good day whenever any of our kids or grandkids visit. They are all a blessing. I enjoy every minute spent with all of them. Now, I am not saying every minute spent with the grandkids is perfect, sometimes the girls can get tired and a little grumpy. It’s is not often, but it does happen some times. Hey, even Pawpaw gets a little grumpy when he hasn’t had a nap. When the girls do get a little bit out of sorts, I love the patience, care and love my daughter demonstrates with them. It blesses my soul and makes me proud. I love that girl. Her patience and care with the girls reminds me of Paul’s words to the church in 1 Thessalonians 2:7. Paul said:
1 Thess. 2:7 But we proved to be gentle among you, as a mother tenderly cares for her own children.
Paul wanted the church to know that he was totally focused on their best interests. He was completely investing himself in them. He wanted them to learn the things they needed to learn and he did not want any frustrations (his or theirs) to get in the way. Paul did not want to provoke them to wrath nor did he want to flatter them with smooth, easy words. He met their needs, he spoke the truth, and he did so in a gentle and caring way. Paul did his best to make sure the Thessalonians grew in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Paul had the right perspective and the right approach. I love the words I read in 1 Thessalonians chapter 2. And I love the way I see my granddaughters being raised.