Today we visited Abby’s great-great-grandmother Faye in truly rural Hollis, Oklahoma.
(Seriously. This place is so rural, a Sonic can’t even survive there.)
However, this is one of my favorite places to be—all five generations in the same room—just being together. No expectations. No obligations. Just enjoying each others’ company. (Even if I did miss the memo about wearing blue…)
I like to pick up stories along the way—there are plenty to go ‘round in this group! And along with the stories often comes rich history and much wisdom. I love that my daughter has such a rare opportunity to be a part of this…
I feel like my generation is missing out.
With such an abundance of technology and increasingly busy schedules, something has to give. I think spending time with older generations is one of those things that has gone by the way-side. And when we do spend time with them, how many times do we check our phones to make sure we aren’t missing our next activity—or God forbid something happen on Facebook and we miss it!
“These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to take care of their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands…In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely in all they do…” (Titus 2:4-6)
How can this happen if we don’t spend time with the very people that are supposed to be teaching us?
Just a couple of thoughts/challenges…
1) Call your grandparents. (Today if you can…right now is good).
2) Look at your life. Who is pouring into you—who are you learning from?
3) Who are you pouring into—who are you teaching?
(Hint: If you can’t think of anybody in either of these categories, you need to find someone!)