Monday, August 3, 2015

A Handcrafted Gift

This year was a busy transition year for our family. Two granddaughters graduated from university, married and started their careers. One grandson returned to college, and another grandson will begin college for the first time in a few weeks.

One of the grandsons requested a sendoff lunch of sushi before returning to school with his new family member (a dog named Lucy who is a mix of vizsla and Rhodesian ridgeback). The other grandson suggested a movie night (Mission Impossible) followed by a burger. Each of them received a special handcrafted gift from their grandmother … a fleece throw with their college logos. The blankets are warm and cozy, and are hopefully reminders of family, grandparents, and to seek the comfort of God in times of need.

Here’s a great Scripture verse for returning students and those just starting new careers: “…Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

Two of our other grandsons will begin their senior years in high school.

Looks like we have another busy year coming up! Our family is not unique. Yours is surely as busy. I pray every time you desire a nice warm fleece blanket it will be a reminder of Joshua 1:9.

Robert Parlante

August 2015

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