Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Hand in Hand!

Sara and papa have a very special relationship. How do I know that?? Let me tell the story -

Last Saturday papa met Sara for the very first time. We did fine, but I was concerned, I did not want to scare her and force her to have to be by papa. She smiled, talked and came close, and then it happened ---

All the women of the house headed for the basement to look at something - Sara started to go as well - but turned back, looking at papa sitting in a chair. She came back to papa, said; "Papa come!" and then held out her hand for me to take. I took her hand and we walked hand in hand to the basement stairs, then down the stairs and still hand in hand showed me what she thought was important. Then we got on the floor and just the two of us played together. Papa was blessed and in tears much of the time - I knew then that we were partners.

I pray that today you are walking 'hand in hand' with Jesus. He so much wants you to know He loves you. When He reaches out His hand to you, please take it.

28 comments:

lillinda said...

Thank you for reminding me that Jesus holds my hand. Sometimes we get so busy trying to take care of everything, we forget.
You have a beautiful granddaughter but more than that, she has a beautiful Grandpa !
Linda

Indian Lake Papa said...

Linda - keep your hand in His !! She is precious - I'm not bad either - I do need to work on my humility! LOL

CrossView said...

If Sara has decided you're ok, then you really must be! ;o)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - is there still a little doubt in your mind?? LOL

Roxanne Kristina said...

I can't leave a comment. I'm all choked up. SWEET!!!
xoxo,
R

Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxx - just try to imagine how my heart felt when she stuck out her hand - I really lost it inside. Jesus does to when we take His hand.

Papa
xo xo

Just Be Real said...

Papa, very encouraging! Jesus is always there, even the times we think He is not! Your grandaughter is certainly a cutie-pie, and yes she has your genes!
Blessings.

Indian Lake Papa said...

JBR - that is a very good point! Many times Jesus holds our hand tighter when we try to let go - He loves us so!

Russ Hutto said...

Sweet! Glad you made it home safe!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Russ! She is papa's sweet heart! It was a very special day. Sorry we did not connect coming back, mama even mentioned it on the way home. We do pray for you!

Ed said...

That is a beautiful moment Papa, thanks for sharing it. Sara has a lot of wisdom for one so young.

It sounds like she will teaching you as much as learning from you.

Carol said...

How precious! Did she ask you why you were crying? Children sometimes don't understand tears of joy.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ed - i hope that I can be a good teacher. She is much fun.

Carol - I don't think she noticed the tears - we were too busy watching the steps and playing on the floor. A special time.

Daizy said...

You're right,Papa. This touches the tears to the eyes part of the heart.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Daizy - We prayed for Sara for years - I am over whelmed how God has blessed us.

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Awwww!!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

RFF - AWWWW is a very good word! Being a grandpa is the best!

Michelle said...

I'm holding His hand. I'm too much of a chicken not to -- not sure how anyone makes it in life without Him.

You are truly blessed, Papa. Little ones holding our hands is one of my greatest joys!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Michelle - I hold His hand as well - I just prefer to lead! LOL That's where I get in trouble! :o)

Technonana said...

I so thrilled for you Papa!!! Being asked into a child's heart is such a wonderful gift!!
And Yes, My Jesus holds my hand and walks with me though each day!!
I don't know how I would get through them without Him!
Love,
Sharon

Indian Lake Papa said...

Sharon - the relationship is very special to papa - we are to Christ also.

nanatrish said...

She is so sweet. Isn't it wonderful when you realize the other person loves you like you love them?

Realizing Jesus loves us is the most wonderful thing in the world.

Tam said...

oh, she is adorable!!! her eyes even smile!

i could totally picture you sitting on the floor with her, weeping. i can see your face now...smiling and with tears slowly falling. you are a precious soul, papa!

i love you...

gchyayles said...

Oh Papa, she is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations and praise God for a safe return for both your daughter and granddaughter. She is so precious. I pray for this new season in your family's life. Much love and blessings to you and Mama XO

[It worked this time!]

Life Adapted said...

Hi Papa, what a wonderful story and illustration. If Sara thinks you're okay, then you're okay. And I know for sure that Jesus thinks you're okay :)

Be blessed

Debs said...

Hi Papa...I'm back LOl.....I'll write more later but I have been fighting with the new blog all day and it wiped me out! Love you! and talk with you soon...

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi ! I am back!! I have been in Columbus, OH four 4 days - at a big "Horse Spectacular" called "Equine Affaire".

Nana - she is very precious, mama spent the weekend with her!

Tam - you know papa all too well!

GCH - she has papa's genes for sure!

LA - Sara's "approval" Was so special to my heart!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Deb - so glad to see you back! Mama and I talk about you lots - some of its nice! LOL