Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
When my first grandchild was born, I organized our pictures of her and the rest of us from Day 1. Some family members and friends acknowledged my new role as “Grandma” by gifting me with photo albums and I put each one to immediate use. Rather than storing them away, I displayed the albums on our coffee table for easy access. I didn’t want to forget a bit of this new adventure.
Three more grandchildren and a few memorable trips have enticed me to keep this “album thing” going. Twelve volumes later, I find that my thinking in this regard is sound. When visiting, our grandchildren, their parents and their aunt and uncle look through these albums often. Numerous conversations regarding the places we have been, the kids’ growth spurts and a variety of special occasions result. The smiles that accompany all of this indicate that my photo album collection is truly a celebration of who we are and where we have been.
Though I have no photographic evidence, I am certain that my family and I have not been alone in all of this. God has been with us every step -and click of the camera- along the way.
Generous God, thank you for the memories and for the wonderful family who build them with me.
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