I have made memories with my grandson David. This is Memorial Day, honoring those who have fought for our freedom; a day when many visit the graves of their loved ones. Let me share some pictures of David’s visit to his aunt Eva’s grave.
David has learned to make duct tape flowers so he made one for Eva. He was so proud of it, and of some other flowers he found in my flower-bin.
As we arrived at the cemetery some people were handing out flags. David enjoyed getting an American flag. We went to the grave and discarded the old flowers so David could put the bouquet he had prepared. Then we drove up to the chapel where his grandfather’s urn is.
Here are some pictures of the “flag parade” in honor of this day. The quality is not the best because I take the pictures as I drive by, through the windshield.
Our next stop was Walmart to buy some food. Last evening I had asked David to write a list of what we needed. He was so cute, walking alongside of me, list in hand. I had a few extra things on my mind to buy but that didn’t sit well with David. What about the list? We needed to follow the list! I’ll let you decipher. Watermelon was not on the list, but we got a big one!
“Will I get a toy?” That was his biggest concern. “Have I been behaving so that I deserve a toy?” What should I say? We had a big mishap last night. David hit the side table I use when I sit outside and the glass top broke into millions of pieces. But, as he said, it was an accident. And it’s just a thing! (I need to “David proof”!) I remember one time when a friend broke one of his mothers special tea cups. When it upset her, my dad asked, “Are you going to take that to heaven?” I think of that often. Of course, we need to use our things when we are here, but they are not worth getting upset about.
And what do I have now in my living room? A war zone!
The table is set up for Star Wars. I don’t understand it. I can’t say that I like it. But it keeps my precious boy busy. These are a few of my most precious days of the year. I have to make many happy memories. And I have lots of moments to pray for him, that he will be a powerful man of God. Nothing could make this grandmother happier than to see her grandchildren following in the steps of their parents and grandparents, serving God .
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking
in the truth.” –3 John 4
I wonder what happy memories we will make tomorrow!
(If you’re wondering, David got a Star Wars toy!)