Nothing Becomes Dynamic Until It Becomes Specific

That’s a quote from our pastor when we lived in Florida. It’s true. Few good things happen unless we plan for and work toward achieving them.

For example, Grandpa and Grandma’s night wouldn’t happen too often if we only did it when it was convenient or when we thought of it. My parents have it scheduled for once a month on a Thursday. There have been months that it didn’t happen due to trips or illness, but the beauty of having a specific time, is it will happen more often than if it hadn’t been scheduled.

Dad and Mom try to have a special activity they do, so after dinner last Thursday, out came the puzzles. Mom has collected an amazing assortment of puzzles when the younger five were growing up, so it makes for a perfect grandparent puzzle stash. The girls each had puzzles suited for their ability, and it was a sweet time.

So, what can you think of that you desire to do but don’t have a specific time for? Schedule it, and make it happen.


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Ohhh, Drew is treasure hunting! Cupboards at Grandpa and Grandma’s are very exciting!DSC_4572 DSC_4573

The girls picked blueberries the other day, so they were sorting and washing them while the grandchildren activity was going on.DSC_4582 DSC_4591 DSC_4593 DSC_4620It’s cute to see at Bible time the little ones pick who they’re going to sit with.

“Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous:
and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.”
Psalm 32:11

8 thoughts on “Nothing Becomes Dynamic Until It Becomes Specific”

  1. Can’t get over how sweet the children of Nathan and Melanie are! Do Christopher and Anna Marie’s children have their own grandparents’ night?
    Sure do!

  2. Christina is sooo darling!!! I love when Drew went treasure hunting 🙂 His eyes are beautiful!

    I know. Just like his big sister, Christina, Drew is very expressive.

  3. Looks like you all had a great time together! Like the idea of Grandpa and Grandma’s night. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I just love seeing children getting to grow relationships with their grandparents. All of the kids are having such a wonderful time. And cute too!

    The Lord doesn’t have me living that close to my grandchildren but when we do get together we have a great time. My granddaughter likes to do my hair since it’s waist length and my grandson, well he wants to go frog hunting in the backyard when it gets dark. Oh well, it’s still making memories!


  5. Such a sweet time!

    I love grandparents night! My parents are never alone in the evenings(just the way they like it!) because of my brothers/sisters kids and myself and my husband(and baby girl born soon!) are over for dinner on “our days”.

  6. Do you ever have grandparents’ night with all the grandchildren so that both(and later all 3) couples can go out together?
    I don’t think so.

  7. I love the idea of having time with the grandparents for each of the littles. I would love to be able to do that with my own grandchildren one day (preferably quite few more years from now). My former mother and father in law made it a yearly thing to take the grand kids on a short trip. They have been to several presidential libraries, Washington DC, Dodge City, Eureka Springs, and several other historic places here in the state. Their grandfather recently passed away, but I was so glad to see their grandmother continue the tradition by taking my two kids and their oldest cousin (who is now 30 and farms with them) to the Truman Library, home, and old courthouse in Independence, MO a couple of weeks ago. My kids have been the only one of the grand kids who have been able to go with them each year. It is something they will always remember.

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