For as long as I can remember, there has been a piece of paper held to the front of my grandma's fridge by a magnet.
On this simple piece of notebook paper, scrawled in my grandma's handwriting, are two simple statements of great wisdom. I've read these statements many times over the years (usually as I snuck "just one more" bite of homemade cookie dough.)
When I was younger, I didn't give much thought to the words. Now that I'm a Mom, these simple statements have taken on new meaning. I don't know where they come from...if Grandma read them or heard them somewhere, or if God just dropped them into her heart one day. Because that's the sort of thing He does for my grandma.
I have watched her live these words for decades. And if I can remember these truths and learn to live them out, too, then maybe I can give my kids the love my grandma has so freely given for so long.
I don't know who (besides my grandma) to credit these great truths, but I pray they will encourage you:
Go ahead...print them out. I bet they'd look nice on your fridge.
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