Later that day we visited my husband’s grandpa, he is 93 and has some health concerns. All six of us gave him hugs and talked to him for a little while. He was happy to see us. He lost his wife five years ago and is ready to go whenever God calls him back. He has a much more positive attitude about life. Then again as my grandma says he is a youngster at 93. He appreciated the visit.
Pondering the visits I thought about how important it is to set the example for my children to witness our time being spent with our elders. We could have gone swimming, hiking, or biking on the beautiful day but instead we choose to spend it visiting. Everything we do is seen and recorded by our children. I want them to understand and internalize the importance of family and loved ones.
If you have not visited your family or elderly friends lately take the time to do it. With our busy schedules it is difficultu to find the time but it makes such a difference to them, it is worth it. Please say a prayer for our grandparents.