Monday, August 31, 2009

gated community

This summer. . .

we turned our farm into a gated community.

Unlike most gated communities that are built to keep the riff raff out. . .

we built ours to keep the . . .well . . . the younger. ..more ambitious .. .in.

We're not completely gated. . .

we just blocked some of the paths. . .

since we find that our eyes in the back of our heads. . .

are growing weaker.

Essentially. . .

it means nothing.

They just walk around the long way. . .

and we follow.

There are times though when . . .we run. .

and they follow.

If we are so blessed that they choose to follow in our paths. .

may the paths we lead them in . . .

be wise. . .

honest . . .

kind. . .

and

God honoring.

Oh Lord Jesus. . .help me to remember that what I say. .

and what I do. . .

matters.

All for now. .


16 comments:

  1. Cute post!!! Your little farm hand is cute cute! and I love your small prayer at the end... It reminds us that little ears are always listening and little eyes are always watching.

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  2. Gated community? Good chuckle this morning. What energy and what fun..
    The little prayer at the end..it surely does matter.

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  3. And may we be as swift as the little ones as we go to do what is right.

    LFH is so darn cute!

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  4. A good gate to keep them in is nice. I love your thoughts about their paths and what they learn along the way. May God bless you all richly with wonderful relationships and memories to relish. I think you've made a lot already.
    Even though I have no grandchildren and my married kids are having to work through the prospect of not being able to conceive I take a hard look at my yard and wonder how to make it safer adding a little bit of fence to keep little ones contained...

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  5. Ah yes - a gated community does give one a sense of security, but eyes in the back of the head are still useful!

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  6. Such a cute post and how appropriate! This just serves to remind me of what little Aiden's mommy and daddy will soon be facing!

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  7. So cute!

    And how long will it be before the three of them are climbing over the fence?

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  8. Gated communities are wise choices...so much safer. Cute post.

    'Amen' to your prayer.

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  9. Another "short and sweet" post. .. as I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to shorten my ramblings. Amen to your prayer!

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  10. Isn't it great honor being a grandparent. To walk their little paths and that they may walk ours. I think you are doing just super in your role.

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  11. Definitely my prayer as well.

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  12. Grandparenting is a much bigger job than I ever thought.
    I love your gated community.
    Perfect for this part of your life.

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  13. Adorable.
    I love how you express the sheer joy you feel in being a grandparent. Does my heart good.

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  14. From one gated community~ to another. From one praying grandma~to another...that I may remember that my words so matter. I smiled the whole way through this post.

    What a adorable little guy you have.

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  15. Glad you are enjoying this little fella so much. You are right...they are so quick and we are just not as fast as we once were. Keep having fun. Kathy

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  16. I love to see the little farm hand running around. All our grands are almost grown now. Lovely post today.
    QMM

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Thank you!