Every morning and every evening they joined hands and prayed over each of their children, their grandchildren, and our one-day husbands and wives. I firmly believe that this is the greatest gift anyone can give a child.
They prayed over us, and our one-day husbands and wives, as soon as it was announced that we were going to be. The year they began praying over me was the year that Mr. Marvelous' parents, who never took him to church or engaged in any kind of Bible-teaching with him, decided to put Mr. Marvelous in a Christian Kindergarten program.
My Granny is the woman whom I admire most in the world, next to my Mom. She was a Lady of great grace. She was compassionate and loving. She was interested in the people around her. Through all of the very difficult things she went through in her life, her faith in God's love and goodness grew stronger. She showed me my first falling star. She always had apple juice and some great wooden blocks on hand for her young company.
I hope that my grandchildren see me the way I see my Granny.
I hope that I am the faithful prayer-warrior she was.
I hope that I reflect God's grace, mercy, peace, goodness and glory as well as she did.
I would encourage you to give the children in your life the great gift that she gave to us.