If you have grandparents, what a legacy they are. My Grandma was a great prayer warrior. You always knew if you needed a special prayer you could count on her to pray for you immediately. She had such faith. Actually, we used to laugh because she honestly believed she could control the weather by having a word with the "man upstairs". She is a wonderful example of what a grandma should be, at least in my eyes. She loved to feed you and let you do things your parents would never let you do...lol.
When my granddaughter was 9 weeks old, she met her Great-Great-Grandmother for the first time. Of course, as one would expect, the cameras were flashing. I captured one that has been my all-time favorite. It rethat picture.ally moved me when I saw it and I knew I had to write what was in my heart. So humor me while I share what I wrote to accompany
Legacy of the Hands
These ninety-one year old hands,
What stories could they tell?
These hands have held the sick,
Nurtured the young.
These hands have folded in prayer
Telling of the Lord's faithfulness.
What wisdom these hands have shown,
Teaching and guiding along life's way.
These hands, they've loved and spoiled,
Such love in their touch.
And who could forget the fudge,
These hands have prepared them all.
These hands now wrinkled and old
The lessons they tell, the wisdom they hold.
These nine week old hands,
What stories will they tell?
Will they nurse the sick,
Hold bablies of their own?
For now, these little hands
will hold sweet dollies,
Love puppy dogs and kitty cats,
Play dress up with shoes and hats,
Host fancy tea parties.
These little hands will be held
To guide and protect.
Little hands will be taught to fold in prayer,
"God is Great, Got is good".
Thank the Lord above for the love and wisdom,
For the Legacy of the Hands.
by me, July 2007
I hope you all have a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. Remember to hold you family near and give thanks for those you still have with you. Thanks for letting me share these "snippets" of my life with you today.