You Can Be My Daughter

by on April 3, 2012
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We play, we talk, and we spend time doing what she wants to do since I am not with her very much or very often.
My granddaughter, Aeralyn Grace, who will be four in July, soaks up information like a pretty little sponge! When I am able to go see her, my son Daniel, and my daughter in law Jayme, I try to visit with everyone as much as I can.
Since her mama and daddy spend lots of time with her, they are happy for me to take over for them a little bit and play with Gracie.
Gary and I used wood from building the porch to make her some blocks with words printed on the sides. I drew pictures to illustrate the words—words she uses like “Mac and Cheese,” “Grandma Garnette” (Jayme’s mom), and “cat,” “puppy,” “flower,” “bike,” and “Unca Drew’s Motorcycle.”
She and Gary play blocks, and I play blocks with them, and we build houses, and castles, and farms, and walls, and, well, almost anything we can think of. The blocks transform as they are used to be whatever we, the builders, want them to be.
Gracie also loves animals, and at Christmastime I found a set of little dogs, cats, turtles, and more little creatures that went with a pink and white pretend veterinary clinic. The clinic even had little x-ray pictures and a picture eye chart to check the animal patients!
Combining her other toy people and animals, her trucks, and her train, we built a fine imaginary place for the veterinary clinic to be located. Between her doll house and the place she called “cation” which was vacation “at the beach” the clinic waited for its first patients.
“Let’s play creatures,” Gracie says.
“Alright,” I agree, and we start to set out all our stuff.
As we played, Gracie let me know which animal was the doctor and which one was the nurse. She explained how the animal patient had gotten sick, or hurt, and we continued building our imaginary world. There were mama animals, daddy animals, and friends in this play world.
Thinking about relationships, I asked Gracie if she remembered all her granmas. “I have Granma (Garnette, Jayme’s mama), and Granma Jeanette (Gary’s mother), and Granma Susie (my mother),” she said listing them as she continued to play.
“What about me?” I asked?
“You are my nonnie,” she said looking up at me surprised.
“Well, who am I then?” I continued.
This time she stopped playing, looked me in the eye, frowned a little in concentration, and replied, “You can be my daughter.”
I was surprised at her reply. It would be impossible for me to be my granddaughters’ daughter. But have you thought about how impossible it is to be a “child of God?”
Without the miracle of God’s grace, love, sacrifice, and eternal life; our becoming God’s child would be impossible. God even gives us faith and the Holy Spirit to understand and reach out to Him.
Galatians 4:4-7 tells us: “But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.”
Amazing! Impossible!
Yet with the death of Christ on the cross and His resurrection—nothing is impossible with God!

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