"Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers." Proverbs 17:6
Our twin granddaughters returned home to McKinney today after their Christmas visit with us. Since our son Brandon is both attending college and working full-time, we only see the twins two or three times a year. Weighing just over four pounds each at birth, shoe boxes would have been large enough for their beds. Telling them apart is still difficult and they have several ways to confuse their teachers and friends about who's Zoe and who's Lundyn.
For several years they've "asked the blessing" by holding hands and praying in unison, "Dear Jesus, bless the food we take and bless us all for Jesus sake.."...followed by a loud "Amen". But this time , Zoe turned to Pam and said, "Meme, can we pray a different prayer today…it's a different prayer, but it's still 'to God'". Then we all held hands and the girls prayed in perfect unison, "But give honor to Christ in your hearts as your Lord; and be ready at any time when you are questioned about the hope which is in you.. 1 Peter 3:15." "We learned it in Vacation Bible School last summer", they said. It was difficult for Pam and me to hide the sudden joy in our hearts.
As they were driving off Pam said, "Hasn't it been wonderful having them here again …watching them bake cookies and make their own Orange Soda Streams." "I'm so thankful that they are so close together and are so soft-hearted.." "Yes", I replied. "And it seems we parents always do good, too…..
…when our children do."