A Grandmother’s Love

Our daughter had married and moved to a distant city.  Two years later the first grandchild arrived and then the second. How we loved them!

One day while visiting I said,   “Do you know how much you love your children?”

“Yes, why?”

“I think I love them as much as you do.”

“Mom, why are you telling me this? Don’t make me feel guilty. You know we can’t move closer yet.”

“I’m telling you this because I never knew I would feel this way.  I want you to know that I am grateful they are in a loving home with two parents who love each other and who also love God.  If they were not in a good home it would break my heart. As it is, I can go home in peace, praising God and thanking Him that He has placed them in the very best care.”

I added, “Many believe that a child’s deepest need is to know he is loved. Yet in some ways, I believe there is greater security for a child in knowing his parents love each other. In fact, it may be the most important love for a child.  The love I see in this home blesses me.”

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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7 Responses to A Grandmother’s Love

  1. Karen says:

    Love this too! There is great security in knowing that parents have an undying love for each other. It tells us we are part of something that is bigger than us. I believe that is a shadow of what God wants us to know about Himself. There exists a fantastic unending love between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and when we become believers, we are invited up into that love… a love that has existed before the world began. True security! Thanks Kathleen!

  2. Florence Warwar says:

    One of the greatest blessings a parent can have is to know that their child loves and is loved as Christ love us, and then they are blessed to have their grandchildren shown that same love. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful blessing.

    • Kathleen says:

      Indeed! I do believe that is our number one priority in raising our children. That is, that they learn to love God with all their heart mind and soul.

  3. Kathleen says:

    God is good!

  4. Liana says:

    Your family is so precious Kathleen. You planted such beautiful seeds.

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