The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:28-31
It’s tough to settle down and write a post when the grandchild thing is happening. It’s all good, but it’s also all in. David and Beks are growing by leaps and bounds when it comes to self-directed behavior, but it’s still not the atmosphere where I can retreat to my study and write.
David is currently all into volcanoes and earthquakes. He has a detailed book he’s been referencing; then he spent a good hour in front of a series of National Geographic specials on You Tube. He’s very interested in the details. “The plates on the earth move on top of each other, Grandaddy,” he pointed out yesterday afternoon. “Then the lava comes up between the cracks.”
Beks is still more impressed with Minnie Mouse and Cinderella, and of course any and every book she can get her hands on. Today I feel very good about their futures as lifelong learners.
But it was the park this morning I enjoyed the most. I love giving them space, and watching them tear around at full speed without restrictions.
Later, back home after lunch, they pitched in to help make buttermilk biscuits with grandmama. They just shine. They love their parents, they love their grandparents, and they love their world. It is so good to see how beautifully they shine.
That’s it for today. Lots to do before they wake up from this nap.
Peace – DEREK