One of the best things grandparents can pass on to their grandchildren are stories of life and love, loss and legacy. Through storytelling, grandparents are able to give their grandkids a glimpse of the past and connect with them on a deeper level.
Frozen family relationships are so multilayered and can happen over so many years that reconciliation can ever be possible. But even if the other person doesn't budge, you can still be sure you are pleasing God with how you treat them--and nothing softens hearts like the love of Christ.
Nineteen years ago, our daughter died. This left a five-year-old girl and a seven-month-old boy motherless. Papa and I became instant parents and grandparents. In my experience of raising my grandchildren, I have found that my generation has much to offer our children and grandchildren as they navigate this world, helping them fulfill God’s plan for their lives.