Telling My Stories For My Grandchildren

During this Covid19 pandemic quarantine season, what have you been focused on to occupy your time? It’s been a crazy time for sure. I’ve been busy doing various projects but the one I’m most excited about is I’m writing a book dedicated to my grandchildren. This book has been on my heart for a very long time and it feels great to be writing it. It’s a memoir type book but mostly my story (the good, the bad and the ugly) sharing my heart, my fears, reflecting on God’s faithfulness, scriptures I’ve clung to, answers to prayer, etc. to encourage each one of my grandkids and their walk with Christ.
The Lord kept speaking to me to write this book from Deuteronomy 4:9 “…do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart…teach them to your children and their children after them.”
I would cherish a book like this from my grandparents. I would have loved to have their stories written down to share with my grandkids today. I would have loved to have known their hearts, their fears, their strengths, their weaknesses, their favorite scriptures and how God answered their prayers.
I belong to an online writing group called Write More Write Now. Kim Steadman is a dear sister in Christ and the founder of the group. I’m in the middle of a 10-day writing challenge she initiated. The commitment was only 10 minutes a day to write. The last few days I’ve had to pull myself away from my computer…I’ve had a blast.
Today I wrote down some past prayers I’ve prayed and how God answered them…not always the way I thought He should have or could have. I also wrote down funny stories that would come to mind. At one point I laughed so hard I almost cried with tears running down my cheeks. It felt so good to laugh!

I took down some boxes of old photos from our shelf in our closet. It’s been fun to recall the memories behind the photos. I’m still deciding what photos, if any, I will include in my book. And I’m thinking of mailing a few of these old gems to my cousins and friends. It’s better to share them than have them collecting dust, hidden away in our closet.
The world as we have known it, has unusually slowed down a bit. May I encourage you during this Quarantine Phase to take the time to reflect. Do you have old pictures someone else may cherish? Do you have stories on your heart you want to pass onto your children or grandchildren? What will your story be? It will be a treasure you will pass along…but only if you write it. God Bless!