Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Love of a LDG!
I came across this photo today...my mother-in-law welcoming my 6 year old daughter in 1989.
Because we settled across the country, she was relegated to being a LDG: long distance grandma.
She lived in New Jersey and we lived in the Seattle area. We tried to get "home" at least once a year.
Though she had several children and grandchlidren living in town, she missed our family in a way I could not have understood until now...
Now that I am a LDG!
Looking at the tender intensity of her hug, caught on film, I relate completely to the sense of joy in seeing a grandchild after months of absence. I relate to the sense of longing that we were closer. I imagine that she prayed for GOD to move us closer...I know that I pray that way for my children and grands.
"LORD, please bless LDG's in a special way! Thank you for the miracles of technology like email and Skype. May your perfect will be done in each of our lives. Amen."