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June 25, 2012 – A Prayer for a Grandson

June 25, 2012

Dear Family and Friends,

Please take a moment to join in prayer.

We babysat our grandson, Malachi, today.  Our son is a firefighter, and our daughter-in-law an emergency room nurse.  There schedules are nontraditional and at times will overlap.  That is when we get Malachi for a long, long day.  He arrives at 6:30 in the morning and stays until his mom picks him up at 7:30 in the evening.  He is so close to my wife Sue, his Nana.  Having Johnny and Joy is a bit awkward.  We have to enforce are rules at home, which gets in the way of the luxury of spoiling our grandson.  I guess it works out in the long run, so that each child knows that he/she is loved.

A Prayer for a Grandson

Mother-Father,

It was just a typical day,
No major event
To celebrate,
No major activity
To pursue,
Just the presence of our grandson,
Joining us for a day at Nana’s.

Eating cut-up hot dogs
With a toothpick,
And drinking juice
With reckless abandon,
These are the treats
During a visit.

Thank You
For the gift of our grandson.
Help him to grow up
In safety,
With Security
Surrounded by love
From all the members
Of his extended family.

Bless those children
Throughout the world
Who do not experience
A lazy day,
Who worry
Where their next meal will come from.
Whose sleep is interrupted
By the sound of gunfire.
Whose days are not spent idly
In adoration by their grandparents.
Bless these children,
Keep them safe
Free from harm.
Let them grow
With hope for the future.
In Jesus’ name.
Amen.

Peace,

Tom

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