Tuesday, October 20, 2009

An Open Letter To My Grandchildren


This is an open letter to my grandchildren.

The other day my oldest granddaughter and I were visiting.  After a few minutes of conversation, she said my you woke up on the happy side of the bed.  I answered "No, I make my happy place."

As I have thought of this conversation, I have reflected on making a happy place in my life.  There is a reason I have a happy place always.  I along time ago (you know back in the dinosaur days) made a decision. When I was a teenager, I wanted to be like Jesus.
I learned to play the song in my piano class:
"Others"
Lord let me live from day to day,
In such a self-forgetful way,
That even when I kneel to pray,
My prayer shall be for others.
Others, Lord, yes, others;
Let this my motto be.
Help me to live for others
That I may live like Thee.

—Dr. Jack Hyles

The lyrics of the song became a part of me.
I then fell away from my quest during my tweenies, I was fortunate that I found my way back to following in Christ's footsteps.  [You all know the story of GrandadE and me finding our way to church.  I was blessed with a good man with a sincere heart...as a matter of fact, that is what drew me to him.] 
There is a song that epitomizes my desires in life,  "Have You Received His Image In Your Countenance".  I have offered myself in service to be an advocate for Christ.  I always hope that no one sees me, rather they see the Savior in me.  The only way for that to happen is to be like Him.  If I am grumpy, or angry, the spirit of the Lord will not find a place in me, and I will not be able to aid Christ in His needs on the earth.  I love Heavenly Father and Christ and I will always work to be like them.
My hope is that you too, my grandchildren, will learn to make your happy place in life and be of service to the Lord's children.  Christ has need of thee.
I Love You All from the bottom of my heart,
GrandmomE

3 comments:

babyface1217 said...

Love you too! <3

Little Miss Sunshine said...

You'll have to teach me that older song. I'd like to hear it. I don't remember you ever singing that one. But I do remember you singing "Jesus Loves Me This I know" and I still sing it to the kids at bed time :)

BPOTW said...

Excellent advice! Every day we are presented with many choices. What we choose makes us what we are. Thanks for the post.