Monday, August 4, 2014

On Being Tucked In ...








Our wonderful daughter and sweet grands were home over this past weekend. 
Lucy had her Summer Showcase Dance Recital in which her little heart led her dancing every step of the way! 
 
Through her jazz ... and her ballet ...
 
our girl is really growing up too fast on us!
 
 
 
And then, the quick weekend was over ... time for them to head back to their "new home".  Dan & I are transitioning into the new household arrangement just as the little ones are -- and their parents as well. 
 
So, last night we Facetimed with everyone!  We've often said that the cartoon "The Jetsons" was so beyond it's time back in "our day" ...
visual telephones -- who ever heard of such a thing!
 
Well ... somehow Tag was put in charge of his Mommy's iPad.  And he was just chattering away with his Grandad & Granny.  And then his Mommy came back in the his bedroom & started "ahhhhhh"-ing.  Then she took a picture on her cell phone ...
 
 
 
Our sweet little boy had tucked us in for the night -- in HIS bed!!!!!  Oh man .... he sure knows how to get to his Granny's heart! 
 And then I started thinking about it ...
 
Isn't that how relationships are supposed to be?  At the end of the day ...
 this is all we have ...
our relationships ...
 
We may not always agree with each other ...
we may not always understand each other ...
but
we do always have each other.
 
One of our former pastors always asked this:
 
Would you rather be in fellowship or be right?
 
Unfortunately I know there've been times in my life where I have not put my relationships as priority.  However, there've also been times when both Dan & I have tried to restore relationships with those who are simply unwilling to accept restoration. And those are the times that we accept that we've done all we could to restore and we simply have to leave the rest to God.  I've learned over the years that I have to do all that God instructs me to do in restoring relationships ... then I leave it at the foot of the Cross.
I cannot force someone into accepting and restoring.  I may not understand why,
but God knows their hearts -- and we still pray for restoration.
 
I think back on my Granny ... her whole life was centered around her relationships ...
her relationship with her Savior Jesus Christ
her relationship with her family
her relationship with her community
her relationship with strangers who were in need of help
 
This is what our lives are all about -- our relationships.  And this Granny & Grandad are so very thankful for the relationship with we have our daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren, family ...
we don't have to be right ...
we don't have to agree ...
we don't have to understand ...
 
we simply just need to be
 
At the end of the day
it's a good thing to be "tucked in":
 
tucked in the prayers of those who care
tucked in the hearts of our family & friends
tucked in our eternal relationship with our
Lord & Savior
 
There's a much higher price that's paid for not being tucked in ...
personally, I don't want to pay that price.
 
 
 
 
 


3 comments:

Beth Stoddard said...

Beautiful post, Susan. I always read - don't always comment - but I do enjoy your posts about your family and your lives together!

Sassy Granny ... said...

There are a good many of we grannies out here that are shouting "Amen!" to this post. Relationships are everything. What's more, I have found mine work best when I get the vertical relationship in order before working on the horizontal ones. I can never have too many related reminders.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Theresa said...

Sweet post:) Four of my Grandchildren live about 45 minutes away and three live 4 hours away! I love being tucked in by them, even if it is just in their hearts:) Enjoy your day and thanks for this sweet post! HUGS!