But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." ~Luke 18:16
Because my daughter, her husband, and our granddaughters live in North Carolina, Danny and I have to make plans way in advance to travel in order to see them all. Oh, how we wish they lived closer to us, but circumstances are what they are, so we make the best of it, even in the oppressive heat of August while their schools are still out. I know I make it sound in my previous post that the whole gang will be coming here to stay, but pictured above is the Vrbo we rent for the week of our stay. It's the first time the youngest girls, Savannah and Alexandra, will be spending consecutive nights with us. They do better than we expect, and a grand time is had by all!
One of the main reasons we rent this particular home is because of the game room set up in the garage. Yes, we all manage to spend some time there, but as this space is not air-conditioned, it makes it difficult to play there for any stretch of time. Mom and Dad stop by several evenings after work to see the girls and us. John, it seems, has a better tolerance for heat than Gammie and Papa, and the girls truly appreciate it!
Virginia is NOT a picky eater; anything put on the table is fair game for her. Alexandra will try new things, too, but Savannah has to be coaxed to take a taste of anything new to her. Her favorite meal, which we prepare for her multiple times, is mac and cheese.
Making a face when she first tries French toast, Savannah changes her mind.
Due to the steamy temperatures, we don't do any sight-seeing on this trip, but the girls are more than happy to spend time with us at the house. What a joy! There is nothing like being around children to inspire the soul and make us feel young at heart in spite of our advancing years.
We are so blessed to have these three beautiful granddaughters, and we let God know just how grateful we are to Him for all the smiles, hugs and happiness they bring to our lives.
Yes, I am sad when the time comes to leave for home, but I know how much I will treasure these memories until our next visit. Through these precious girls, we have tasted the kingdom of God indeed!