I am Nana to eleven extraordinary grandkids. The oldest eight are granddaughters who span the years of preteen to the early twenties. Each of these grandgirls have embraced the faith of their family. They have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I am deeply thankful because it is the most important decision they will ever make.
As I was contemplating my grandgirls plight in today’s world, I was struck by how much our world has changed.
It’s not easy being a Jesus Follower. Peer pressure and assaults on their Faith occur on a daily basis. Their peers are partiers, disrespectful, attention seekers, rebellious and set against authority. My Granddaughters are growing up in an age of entitlement. This generation holds an unrealistic expectation that life is to be handed to them on a silver platter.
As their Nana, I want to point them to Jesus. I believe, as the scriptures say, that the older women are to teach the younger women. I take that charge seriously, especially when it comes to family. I have always had an active role in my grandchildren’s lives. I study them, laugh with them, pray for them and love them with all of my heart.
I choose to be a constant in their lives. One of the ways I do this is by sending love notes to each of my older Grands via email. The writings of my heart are delivered to their personal email box filled with encouragement, love, and lessons. As I write my girls I share inspirational stories and personal experiences. I pray over the lovenotes, that God will use them to impart wisdom and conviction.
I am so grateful the girls have received my love notes with graciousness and appreciation. My heart sings when I hear, “Nana, I loved your email” or “When will we get another note?” or “I went to my email today hoping to hear from you.” Sometimes a simple “thank you and I love you,” is confirmation that I’m on the right track.
In the coming days, with full permission from my grandgirls, I will be sharing some of the love notes I have sent to them. I pray God will use my writings to inspire you to connect and pour into the younger generation.
I always end each love note with
Because I love you,