Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Question from a 5 year old

Recently while driving, Kailee said to me "God sees everything. How does He do that?" Wow, okay, let me think before I answer. My answer, He is above us in Heaven and maybe He has very BIG eyes, so He can see everyone. Thankfully, that seemed to answer her question.

I have been going to Bible Study Fellowship for the past 5 years. Kailee was able to go with me for 2 years before she started pre-school. She and I have learned a lot. Her pre-school is a Christian one. She has asked some awesome questions and a couple of times I've had to say, I don't know the answer. It's also awesome that she is learning so much about Jesus. Once in awhile she humbles me with her faith and that's a good thing. I am so blessed to have her in my life. She is so joyful and loves to learn. She will be in kindergarten this fall and going full time, so our time together will be so different. I have been her daycare person since she was born. We are buddies, sometimes like two peas in a pod. We do everything together. I'm training her in the fine art of garage sailing and thrift store shopping :) I will miss her as she starts a new chapter in her little life. I'll also be starting a new chapter in mine as I will probably find a part time job, which husband is encouraging :( . So ,this fall I'll be more of a Grandma to her instead of a daycare Mommy. I am so thankful for our years together and look forward to the years to come. A bittersweet time for both of us, even though she's only 5. I better go, my eyes are tearing up. A Thankful Grandma. Warmly, Deb


Jan & Tom's Place said...


Reading this just breaks my heart, because I can feel the sadness in your writing. You'll have to arrange special times for the 2 of you...after school and on weekends. Make use of all the time God has given both of you!


ps...I have an idea how you feel, because Tom's daughter, who just had a baby girl in March, made a big deal out of me being Elizabeth's grandmother. I was ecstatic!!! In all ways possible, since before her birth, I've been Elizabeth's grandma. I had her several days a week, while her mom worked...but that was short-lived. Her mommy, for whatever reason - neither Tom or I know - she decided to removed Elizabeth from my care and pay a Daycare!! We do't even see her anymore - haven't in over a month. Her mommy is, in our Pastor's terms, being a terrorist...she's holding Elizabeth til Tom and I jump through her hoops and we won't play that game with her. So, so Sad :-(

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Deb!
What an adjustment to make. I'm sure it will be very different for you. But God will have something new for your time. Sometimes I think a part time job is a bit trivial (I have one) but I run across so many people that need an encouraging word or a smile or a prayer said to comfort them. Who knows what's next. We all have a purpose and a reason, whatever that may be. God never closes one door without opening a window! I will keep you in my prayers Deb!!
Hugs, Sherry

I have tagged you! Stop by my blog to see.

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

That will be an adjustment for both of you. What a lucky little girl she is to have a Christian grandmother be such a big part of her life.


linda said...

Just stopping by for a visit...and what a time to drop by...you've got me crying too!

How wonderful to have the relationship you two have. That is one lucky girl for sure!

Take care and have a great week!

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

Deb-my youngest started full time Kindergarten last year, I feel your pain. It's a bitter sweet reality that they are growing up. I don't like it, I always tell my kids that I might just stop their birthday this year because they can't grow up. My youngest believes that I can. You know I work in a kindergarten class and they love having "Grandma's" volunteer. Just a thought. Your in my prayers, April

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Deb, I know you both have such special times together and she will always remember them. As she grows you will still be a big part of her life. You putting God in her life is such an important part of growing up.

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Deb! Sounds like you have really enjoyed taking care of your granddaughter and that she enjoyed Grandma time too! I'm sure you will always be close!

P.S. I tagged you today...stop by and check it out! If you don't have time to do it...it's ok.

Jan & Tom's Place said...

Hi again, Deb~

I wanted to let you know that I've "Tagged" you for 5 Things I Love Most...check my blog post today for details. Have fun!


Brook said...

Hi Deb. What a precious little lady and friend you have been blessed with. Thanks for sharing.


Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

as I was reading your post I kept thinking of the verse that goes something like this ....Train up a child in the way he shall go and he will not depart the faith.
This is true, I have seen it happen many times. they might depart for a while but they WILL return, praise the lord !

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I'm giving you an award. You're such a lovely person and I'm enjoying getting to know you through your blog. What strong faith you have and your modesty humbles me. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face :0).
Come over and get your award. You so deserve it.

Diana Lyn said...

Sweet Deb, Grandchildren are the best aren't they! My babies always run to me and Hug and won't let go , I will miss that so much when they move!:o( But. I have had some of the most sweetest, precious momenets with them and I am so Thankful! My grandson is always saying Gamma,,,,, your my bestfriend....... then he turns to Papa and says,,,, Papa your my best friend! LOL sweet....We kno we are loved! No Puggy yet, maybe today! I will let you know, XO Diana Lyn . P.s. Enjoy being Gramma........ I just got a partime job to fill my void! :o)

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Deb,
Your sweety is adorable! Oh I can tell you are gonna miss kailee when she goes to school..so if you get down I'll be here, just drop me a note and I'll be there. I still get sad every year my daughter goes back to school even though she will be a Jr. in HS this year...I am getting sad that it will soon be over.

But what wonderful memories I am sure she will have of her grammy. They will be treasures for her as she grows up to have. God has richly blessed you both!

You have a blessed week.

A Romantic Porch said...

How can one heart hold all this emotion. You will always be special to her. How sweet that you have been there all this time for your granddaughter. xorachel

Janiece said...

What a wonderful example you have been to your granddaughter.
You are teaching her the importance of Jesus, Family and unconditonal love by your example.
Maybe the school is going to needs a "storytime" person...
That sounds like a good part time job!
Loved your post

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Deb, I could have written this post! I raised my granddaughter up until my daughter remarried back last Nov. Over 10 yrs. together, now a different time in our lives, too! Aren't we blessed to have had them that long, all to ourselves!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents