Pictures of Love

Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages,
and your love endures through all generations.

Psalm 145:13

When our granddaughter spent the night with us a few weeks ago, she spent a good deal of time thumbing through the photo albums we keep on our coffee table. These albums feature Lauren and her sisters from the day the eldest was born. After perusing her life’s history for a while, she asked if we had pictures of Grandpa and me when we were little. Because our childhood albums are tucked far away with other mementos, I hoped to distract my granddaughter with our wedding album. When she asked, “Who’s that?” while pointing to Grandpa and me, I knew I’d have her attention for some time.

As we poured over those wedding pictures, tears threatened several times. I pointed out many loved ones with us that day who have passed on from this life. Each one left a significant mark on my life. Lauren and her sisters benefit from the loved they showered upon Grandpa and me so long ago.

Though I know my loved ones present and passed on are not perfect, they have all added to the richness in my life. It seems to me that the most important gift we give one another is time well spent together.

Thank you, God, for the people you have given me to love in this life and for those who have so generously loved me.

©2015 Mary Penich – All Rights Reserved

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