29 Jul

I have much to write to you,
but I do not want to use paper and ink.
Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face,
so that our joy may be complete.
 2 John 1:12


Tim & I have a 16 month old grandson.  He’s a very active and energetic little boy, full of curiosity, fun, and love.  As all grandparents know, there is a special bond we share with these little people that is unique to any other relationship we have.

7 month old Cole & Grami sharing a moment!

Cole has always lived many miles from his Grami and Gramps, so we have consistently made the effort to bridge the distance by talking to him on Skype.  For those of you who may not know about this technological wonder, Skype is a web based program that allows us to see and hear Cole through the use of our computer’s webcam … and Cole shrieks with delight as his mommy’s computer allows him to interact with us.  Ever since the little guy was just a few months old, our hearts have stayed connected through cyberspace.

Peek-a-boo has been the all-time favorite game played with Gramps.  Hiding his face behind his grandpa hands, Tim’s silly antics have brought about giggles and smiles on the other end.  In recent weeks since Cole has become quite proficient in walking, HE is now the one who initiates the peeking as he ducks down below the coffee table, on which the computer sits, and pops back up with a grin and a twinkle in his eyes!  “Peekies!”

Cole & Grampi playing Peekies!

Not quite understanding the concept of a built-in camera and mic on the top of the computer, along with long distance, Cole DOES know all about love, affection, and relationships.  Just last week in a sweet moment of bonding, Cole raised his toddler arms to the computer and wanted his Grampi to pick him up.  A few days later, I asked him to give me his pacy … he stood there and stared at me through that computer screen for several seconds, took his prized possession out of his mouth, and then held it up for me.

Other such offerings, like his favorite John Deere tractor, any car, and the animal book with the tiger page opened are always eagerly brought to the computer to show his Grami.  What fun to also get the accompanying growl or motor sound!

I have much to write to you,
but I do not want to use paper and ink.
Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face,
so that our joy may be complete.
2 John 1:12


As wonderful as Skype is, there is nothing like seeing our little grandson ‘face to face’.  To smell his baby skin, to snuggle him close when he’s sleepy or to take his hand while walking through the park, there is nothing like being with him.  The same is true with Jesus.  Spending time in the Word is life sustaining.  Fellowship with other believers is encouraging and refreshing.  Prayer is the key that unlocks the portals of Heaven.  While all of this is essential for our spiritual walk today, join with me in the greatest anticipation of all time … that moment when we will see Jesus face to face, and with outstretched arms, He will say … “There you are!” 

Until next time,


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