The question: “Grandma, is it my turn to spend the night with you?” gets asked in my presence quite often these days. Why? The reasons have not changed from my generation to the present. (1) It was a short trip, so if I changed my mind, home was not far away; (2) It gave me a break from my mother, and I now understand mom got a break from me; (3) I usually went to grandma’s by myself, which happens occasionally with my grandchildren, but can be difficult because God has blessed me with 8 that live close by. Being the only one gave me special privileges and a lot of one-on-one time; (4) I could experience a special love that only comes with wisdom, age and patience; it was unconditional.
I am not the perfect grandma, but God has placed me and these beautiful children together for His purpose. I do take that responsibility seriously and love them all very much. God’s perfect love is: always available and everlasting, one-on-one, has special protection and privileges, gives us a break from the world, and not far away. All you have to do is ask. Romans 8:37-39 says, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.