Let me tell you a little story.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, grandma would visit her three grandchildren on Saturday afternoons at 4pm sharp. She never failed. She would always arrive with a basket of lovely cakes that she had freshly baked or a large packet of jelly babies she had bought from the corner shop or…or…, I don’t know. Anyway, she always brought something she thought would bring joy to the little ones. The children were certain that grandma would come on Saturday afternoon at 4pm sharp. So, they would wait and wait constantly looking through the bay window toward the front path hoping to be the first to spot grandma. They would grow more and more impatient as the hour drew nearer and nearer.
“Mama, is it almost time for grandma?”
“Yes”, mama would say.
A little later,
“What time is it mama?”
“Is it time now?” “Is it four o’clock yet?”
and so, it would go on for at least an hour with the children getting more and more impatient…and mother getting more and more stressed with the constant questioning.
…and then at 4 sharp there is a tap, tap on the window and there is the cheery face of grandma.
Great excitement, “Grandma’s come, grandma is here. What have you got for us today, grandma?”
I think you can ask your parents to finish that story about how wonderful grandparents are before you go to sleep tonight. Would you please say a prayer for that special grandmother who made the children so happy to see her? …and don’t forget the night prayers for your own grandma and grandpa because like Jesus they are wonderful and because like Jesus they are always giving gifts…and they are soooo loving.
“It doesn’t matter that you are not here in person as long as you are here in my heart.”
The Little Prince ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery