How My Grandkids Prepared Me for My Mission Trip

How My Grandkids Prepared Me for My Mission Trip

Being a grandma and being retired offers many perks. There’s extra time to attend my grandkids’ events, be a TeamMate, go to movies during the day and sleep late if I want. This past month, however, I challenged myself to take on an opportunity I’d thought about doing for some time: a mission trip.

My Little Free Library

My Little Free Library

This year, I got a tremendous surprise. I opened a small gift bag and the card said my birthday gift was outside the garage. I went out the door and saw a big red wooden box labeled “Little Free Library.”

Grandpa & Grandma’s Funny Holiday Tradition

Grandpa & Grandma’s Funny Holiday Tradition

We have many family holiday traditions. I sometimes worry that’s the only way our grandkids will remember us. I realize their lives will grow as they get into college, begin a career and start their own families. These experiences will really create those long-term memories. Until then, I’m all about creating moments of joy that make us smile. Memories of holiday traditions are especially wonderful!

Grandma’s Movie Theater

Grandma’s Movie Theater

I’ve always relished the opportunity to get together with grandkids during school breaks. If the weather is good, we hike, bike or stroll around the neighborhood. Okay, maybe I’m the only one strolling, but being outside is important to all of us. If the weather is...
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