Always remember this last tip: Be present with them.
Put your cell phone or tablet away and turn the TV off. Let them see you totally involved in their lives, their feelings and their future. Be available to talk about problems they may have at school, with friends and especially the future as what college they may want to attend. Children don’t know what is available in the world unless we help explain the way. We have the wisdom and the time to be there for them when their parents may not be able to. Guard the time you have with them, pray for them daily, and never forget to say and show them how much you love them!
I hope you can keep communication going with your extended family and grandchildren. I know they will be blessed by all the wisdom, love, and direction you can instill in their lives. It takes some planning but seeing their smiles makes it all worth it!
Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6
I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 2 Timothy 1:5
But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children. Psalm 103:17
Lane P. Jordan is a best-selling author, international motivational and inspirational speaker, singer, artist, Bible teacher, and professional life coach. She lives in Frisco, Texas with her husband who partners with her in ministry and waits impatiently for daughters and granddaughter to visit! Lane’s desire is to encourage, support, and motivate women of all ages to be better wives, mothers, and women of God by organizing their lives and time. You can find her at: www.LaneJordanMinistries.com and her blog at www.PathwaysToOrganization.com.
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