Thursday, April 12, 2012

search---ponder---pray

last night i went to sleep knowing i would read the final chapter
knowing that again i would know
praying for the holy promise
fulfilled once again


i am reading the Book of Mormon and marking it for each grandchild
this is the third completed reading
i have fifteen more to go to this point
many more to follow


this is me this morning
i just finished the last word
my day is off to a wonderful beginning


this little girl has been asking for her book
"have you finished yet?"


her cousin Eddie received his book last year
and so did her sister

this is a picture of Ed and Grace


they are the picture of all that is good
he is handsome
she is lovely


i am a better girl because of this book

and tomorrow
i begin again with only Isaac in mind

...

7 comments:

Cath said...

Oh Cristie, you are such a wonderful grandmother. I love that you are doing this. Mine are marked but it will be years before I pass them over. What has been the response? I'm dying to know. Love your morning hair sweet lady. xo

Melissa: said...

Such a priceless gift and a most dear act of love. I know it's meant for my kids, but whenever I think of it, or see it, I can't help but feel like I'm being blessed by this service. You are a living angel - and these kids are so, so lucky to have you as their Grammy.

cristie said...

So far the three grandchildren that have received their books have been receptive and happy. I make little notes in the margins...sometimes like little journal entries. This has made reading all the more memorable for me. xox

cristie said...

i love you and yours. your heart is pure. xox

S. Etole said...

Such a meaningful and personal gift for your grandchildren.

Grandma Honey said...

I've never heard of anyone doing this for their grandchildren but I am totally impressed. Amazing. And what could be a better gift. Priceless.

Deb Colarossi said...

You inspire me so .
I've been very conscious of trying to do a few more tangible things of late. Memories are good, but sometimes we need these keepsakes. The hold in your hand testaments to love.
Thank you for being you and sharing..

xoxoo