Is there anything more dear to us Moms and Grandmoms than our tiny little ones pulling us close? As I was lying down with my three-year old grandson, he snuggled close, pushed my hair away with his sweet little fingers and whispered, “I wuvz woo, Honey.” Yes, I melted. You would have to.
Most of the time our best moments just happen. Rare and unscheduled, it’s left to us to appreciate their uniqueness. We must choose to cherish them. Receiving affection from this grandboy was a hard-earned pleasure. Until he turned three, he was loyally his mama’s baby. Since his birthday though, he’s widened his affection circle. Now I’m somebody he loves. I cherished that quiet, private twinkling of an instant with him.
Life just happens when we’re not planning anything at all. A Bucket List of things you don’t want to miss adds happy anticipation and excitement. That is why when I realized the #1 item on my Bucket List (or Life Prayer list as I’d rather say), I experienced the best feeling I’ve ever had. It was mountain top time! This item on my list was nothing I could plan for or control, so my surprise when my first grandchild was born was very real. It wasn’t because I didn’t expect him, but the surprise was my totally over the top adoration and love for this little bundle of boy. He was a much-longed for gift prayed for over and over. Today, with four more grandboys’ arrivals, the repetition in no way has dulled the excitement and delight – instead it has ramped it up!
So, Bucket List item #2: my hope, dream and near the top of my prayer for years to be invited to speak on Focus on the Family’s Broadcast. So, TODAY, this is happening! My Bucket List – it’s Life Prayer List #2 is here! For over thirty years of marriage and family ministry and fifteen years of teaching and training thousands of women, I’ve taught how to deepen spiritual friendships and increase the love of God’s Word through Heartfelt Ministries. But, I what I truly believe, is that God gifted me with this opportunity. Just as I believe he generously gave me five grandboys. I praise Him. And I thank Jim Daly and Focus on the Family.
Today on Tuesday, October 17, my interview with Focus on the Family, Jim Daly and John Fuller will be broadcast on your local radio station. You can also hear it on the Focus website by clicking here. It makes me so happy to tell you about this. Listen in and then, let me hear from you! I’d love to have a conversation with you. So, after you listen, let’s talk: heart to heart.
And, by the way, could we also share some more of our melting moments with our precious kids or grandkids? Cause that’s just what we women love to do.