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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Little 'T' & Answered Prayer

This is a picture of a toy truck my father made our oldest son many years ago. Our oldest son gave us the gift of the privilege of having his youngest daughter stay with us for one week. She has chosen to spend a great deal of her time playing with this very truck.She fills it with the Fisher Price People our sons and daughter played with almost every day of their childhood ( and into their junior high years, but don't tell anyone) and moves the little people around and all over our home. Little 'T' has set up the Little People house, barn and so many other toys I saved all over the living room, and she has furnished the little house with all the things a family needs. She has ongoing dialogs with the people and contents herself very nicely for hours playing with them and transporting them in the back of this truck my father made. My father was always busy making, creating, and inventing things from scrap wood and metal but he also had a real interest in the people important to him and this wooden truck contains a special and loving notice of our son, his grandson's unique tastes and interests. How much more can a person show love than to really notice what their loved ones love? Note the hand painted sign on the side of the truck "CALL DAVID'S C-1812". ( See, I ate one too) Our oldest son, Little 'T's daddy, was notorious for eating bizarre things. I do believe he would do quite well on on those Travel Shows that have vast numbers of devout viewers tune in to see just what strange things will be eaten this week. When our son was 3 years old I discovered him sitting in the grass and shaking his head...he then pulled out of his mouth a fluttering moth...and that was tame compared to other bugs and foods he would later eat..so you can clearly see my father knew his grandson! We took full advantage of having Little 'T' here and had 2 tea parties. The first tea party we invited my husband's parents to. 'T' decided for tea we should have tuna fish...to spread on crackers, potato chips, cherry chip cupcakes, brownies, juice and tea. Very easy! Her great-grandparents would have come for mud pies just because she was here, so tuna sandwiches were a very nice lunch with tea. 'T' and her great-grandpa, my husband's father, teased each other a lot. Most of the great-grandchildren are shy, Little 'T' is not , and she really is a hoot, so he had a great time with one of his younger great-granddaughters. Here Little 'T' and her Great-Grandpa have an interesting discussion. She boldly asks him about his eye, which is a bit droopy after nerve damage, his spots, his lack of thick hair. She points out her Poppa, my husband, is bald because his hair has slipped. Please note, to my dear Father-in-laws' benefit, he has more hair on his head than do both of his sons. Little 'T' told both of her Great-Grandparents she wanted them to stay at our house with her. She tickled my Father-in-law and cuddled him. She won our hearts. We are so blessed with this answer to prayer...she is the youngest of our son's 4 daughters...one of the little girls we ( and many of you ) have prayed for -for almost 2 years . Here are pictures to show you ANSWERED PRAYER! I cannot begin to tell you how my heart sings with gratitude, and my dear Father and Mother -in-law's hearts do too. My next post will tell a bit of the rest of the visit, but I want to end with this quote from Luci Swindoll~ "To experience happiness we must train ourselves to live in this moment, to savor it for what it is, not running ahead in anticipation of some future date nor lagging behind in the paralysis of the past.....Those special savored moments of fun, reflection, happiness, and pleasure give us a tiny taste of what eternity with Christ will one day be like."


LindaSueBuhl said...

Now that is joy - tea and T with grand and great grand parents - truly answered prayer and the foundation for a life of secure knowledge- she is loved!

Anonymous said...

I am reminded of the song that George Younce (Gaither Homecoming)often sang when giving his testimony: "Who can do anything? Nobody but my Lord." I can only imagine how full of joy your hearts were to have Little T as your special guest. The pictures are so heart-warming. Praise the Lord for answered prayers.

Debbie said...

What a happy post! I am so glad that your are enjoying this special time with Little T and that she is getting to experience some of the most memorable times in a little ones life. The joy of grandparents. Looks like everyone is in on the fun.
That little truck is just precious.
At our house, the Fischer Price toys were verrry special to our youngest daughter. She too would set everything up and put the little people in their vehicles for travel. She was simply lost in make-believe. How I treasure those memories! Looking forward to more good reports! Deb

Farmgirl Cyn said...

What an awesome testimony to the faithfulness of our God!
My kids also played with the old Fisher Price people....brings back precious memories!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What a joy to have tea with T. So glad the grandparents could enjoy the grandchildren. What a blessing!

Julie Harward said...

Your special day looks to me like precious moments to be sure! Thats what it's all about isn't it?! I love the treasured little truck, how nice that you still have it!
Come say hi :D

Nancy M. said...

Y'all are really blessed to have such precious grandchildren! They are even more blessed to have such loving grandparents and great-grandparents! I am so happy she and her sisters are safe!

A. Joy said...

What a great post! So much fun to read and see the photos! She was really excited to tell me about the tea with Great Grandparents! You should print those photos out and make a special book or framed collage for her. ( T. )

Daisy said...

Delightfully sweet photos, Kathy. This post really made me smile. :D

KathyB. said...

LindaSue, I agree with you wholeheartedly. None of these little girls can ever cry for lack of people who love them and pray for them, and you are one of those dear people. Thank-you Sister.

Mildred,you truly humble me with your words. And yes, praise Him!

Debbie,this is the first time we have ever had any of our son's daughters here by themselves, ( with us) and we are so very grateful for this real privilege.I really was surprised by how she attached herself to the very toy her Daddy played with, and has played with it constantly. I think she has made it clear this little wooden truck will probably be hers one day.

Farmgirl Cyn,those Fisher Price Little People are the best toys around. The Fisher Price toys we have are all hand-me-downs from other families whose kids outgrew them, so they are well loved and well used.And yes, I have only to see, hear, and hug little 'T' to remember God has done a mere miracle.

Brenda Kay, any day with grandchildren is a good day..no matter what the immediate circumstance may be. I am so grateful for this time with her! Thank-you for your kind words.

Julie Harward,these few days have been special days, and I am so glad I even thought to bring the truck out for her to play with.Of course I will be visiting you, now that my computer is fixed!

Nancy M. ,I am so humbled by the many kind remarks and prayers on behalf of our grandchildren, and we are blessed beyond measure. Thank-you.

A. Joy, I did make her a book to take home. She has already looked it over several times and I can tell she is happy with HER book. She had a wonderful time at your place with her cousins and declares she misses her dad and sisters but does not want to leave..and can she stay at your place for a few more nights?

Daisy, thank-you. It still makes me smile too. Little 'T' is a charmer , for sure...she seems to leave a lot of people smiling. I can sure see why our son misses her and wants her home soon.

Karen said...

What a joy to read about Little T's special time with you and her great grandparents. Truly, we got to see a miraculous answer to prayer.

noble pig said...

How wonderful kathy and those little people, I had all the same people when I was little...what a wonderful memory to see them again!

Mary said...

What a lovely post. It is so nice to see family's enjoying each others company. Your granddaughter is just darling.

Susie said...

The tea party looked like lots of fun! What memories her great grandfather was giving her. This is a very sweet post Kathy!

KathyB. said...

Karen, yes. Thank-you for your ongoing prayers for them. I have heard enough ( more than enough) to know they were protected from some pretty bad stuff..Praise God!

Noble Pig, Every time I think about getting rid of all the Fisher Price toys I remember how much ALL kids seem to like them, even now.

Mary, thank-you. The best meals and foods are shared with family.

Susie, thank-you. I don't think I am capable of expressing the depth of love, concern and prayer Little "T"'s Great-Grandpa and Great Grandma have expressed and shown for her and her sisters.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kathy,
What an incredible story of Faith and Love! Praise GOD for all of your family's answered prayers!
Reading this through tear-filled eyes just warmed my heart...Little T is an absolute angel and the photos of your in-laws and hubby are just wonderfully sweet. I can almost hear that little voice asking questions~lol!
Thanks so much for sharing & stopping by!

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Thistle Cove Farm said...

loved hearing good news and seeing the precious photos of Godly folks. memories are made of pieces of great life...how blessed are you all.

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