A Mother’s Helper

Grandmothers have certain rights and among these are bragging rights about our grandchildren.  Today I am going to exercise that right and brag about my oldest granddaughter, Lydia.

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Lydia is 14 years old in the 8th grade.  Last year her Dad decided it was time for them to find a ministry where she could serve others.  They started looking around and found a perfect area of service for her, a mother’s helper.

They found a young mother in their church with 4 young children, ages 14 months to 7 years. . .  The mother homeschools the 2 oldest, is potty training number 3 and the baby is, well, almost 2!  This mother was feeling quite overwhelmed, understandably so.

Lydia spends 1 day a week taking care of the 2 younger children and doing any little jobs needed, so the mom can help the 2 older get caught up on their schoolwork.  This has been a tremendous help to this young family but, more than that, it has been a blessing to Lydia.

Lydia truly loves these children.  She plays with them, cares for them and is always bringing them things.  She is developing a mother’s heart and it is a joy to see.  Over the course of the few months she has been serving this family, her spirit has softened and her love of children has grown.  What a joy it has been to see her mature in this way.

Lydia is a real blessing to this overworked mother but I don’t think this lady realizes what a blessing her family has been to Lydia.  She is truly growing into a loving, caring, young lady who will one day make an excellent mother-and her grandmother is exceedingly proud of her!

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