Friday, June 7, 2013

Sleepovers with Grandma

Ever have one of those days where you just feel like hiding in a corner and crying for no reason? Yeah, me, too. In fact, earlier this week that's exactly how I felt. Couldn't explain it and couldn't quite shake it.

Then I began looking through some pictures and found a folder named "Sleepovers." I have two granddaughters who are close in age. These cousins don't get to see each other very often. So during the summer months, I planned a "sleepover with Grandma."

These were days when we three gals have a lot of fun. We shopped, did crafts, and laughed a lot. Of course, there was always eating out. Here they are goofing out at Steak n Shake. Just look at those beautiful smiles!

These are cherished memories. When I get one of "those" days, I pull out a memory like this and my sadness disappears.
Sometimes trouble and daily life can sap our strength. We become overwhelmed and feel the crushing weight of responsibilities and seemingly impossible odds. Those are the times when we need to turn to the LORD.
Psalm 62:8 "Trust in [God] at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."
When I felt that oppressing depression settling in, I turned to prayer. God is faithful in answering prayers. Thus, the folders of pictures...particularly one filled with smiling faces and memories of "sleepovers with Grandma."
With my hubby's current health, we can't plan sleepovers. I'm grateful for the ones we did have and the joy of looking back at pictures.


Caroline said...

What a beautiful way to overcome depression and sadness. You're such an encourager, Carol Ann. God bless your ministry. You may never know all those whose lives you've touched in a positive way.

Carol Ann said...

Oh, you are such a sweetheart. Thank you for saying that. You always inspire me and make me smile, dear friend.

Unknown said...

What great memories to build with your grandchildren!