Donna Keevers Driver shared ღღ Love & Beautiful ღღ's photo.30 minutes ago
Awwww... Can't ya feel the love....
I try to imagine what I would be feeling and thinking while holding my grandchild/great grandchild like this, when my journey is near the end and theirs is just beginning... Oh, the protection I would pray over them; the love, confidence and encouragement I would desire to pour into their heart.
I would offer a prayer that would work on her/his behalf every day of their life - even after I'm gone. I'd pray that when the time comes, when they experience that first heartbreak, that they don't give up, that they don't allow that pain, or the way they were treated, to define who they are... In fact, I pray that now for my children, for my grandchildren, for the generations yet to be. I pray they would be no one's slave, no one's doormat, no one's bitter enemy... I pray love will not only find them but be their hearts; that they will see beyond the vanities of life in order to find where the meaning of life exists, then embrace it with all their might and passion.
I pray they will know peace, even in the midst of the battles - ESPECIALLY in the midst of the battles, knowing 'this too shall pass, and life is still worth living'. I pray when they see that person fallen by the wayside, they will stop and help - and never mock. I pray their arms would never be closed, their hands never bound, their mouths always ready to offer a smile, their hearts always ready to offer hope. I pray when these things are offered to them, they would embrace them, and the giver, with the honour they deserve; that such things, and such people, would never be taken for granted. I pray that if they are ever taken for granted, if they are ever wounded or tainted by words untrue, forgiveness would be the shield that protects their heart from further pain and from bitter emotions.
I pray all things good for them, but, knowing what this world is like, knowing hard times will try to trip them, and heartache will try to bind them, and another's ego will try to belittle them, I pray they stand strong in who they are, in the love of their parents and siblings and God, and will never, ever, ever give up.
I pray all this and more... And I pray, with all that I am, that each of them know, without any doubt whatsoever, that I love them with all that I am, and they are the BEST thing that ever happened to me. If I never succeed as a writer, if my name never knows fortune and fame, if other dreams are left behind or never in my reach, all is well, all is good, for there is nothing my heart desires more than them.
(My kids; my blessings; my heart: Amanda Moller; Brooke Bolton; Amy Mesman; Timothy R Driver, Matt Driver and Kathleen Driver.)