Last June my oldest daughter, Ashley, married Andrew, a wonderful, godly man and conscientious husband. In early September Ashley and Andrew discovered they were going to be parents! Life is highly valued in our family and mentally we recognized God’s all-good sovereignty in bringing about this new soul. Still, it is a great plan of God to give parents (and soon-to-be grandparents) nine months to prepare their hearts and homes for such a life change.
Now, just one month from the due date, we are ALL excitedly anticipating the arrival of little Calvin Taylor. Being still in my 40’s (o.k. I’m 49…but still), I can not say “Grandma Kim” yet without chuckling, so I hope to go by “Nana.” Dana will be “Granddad” as a nod to his own dear Granddad.
God has really been impressing upon Dana and I lately the gravity of our “job” ahead. I’m sorry that Ashley and Andrew live five hours away and hope that God will give us creative ways to be close to our grandson (and all of our grandchildren should God continue to bless us).
Like most Christian grandparents, Dana and I desire to see the “baton” securely passed on to our future generations. We long to see God’s Word and true faith securely planted in the hearts of our descendents. Dana and I pray that God will give us opportunity to “shoot over the horizon”; to affect a future we will never see…to his great glory!
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