She began blessing me just minutes after her birth. Before she could walk or talk, she made my heart sing. As she grew, we became the best of friends, spending as much time together as we could.
When she was seven, I started picking her up after school on Wednesdays so we could get some supper and make it to the children’s activities at church. This routine continued every Wednesday for years, even after she got her driver’s license and her own car.
We talked about everything under the sun during those meals together. We covered all the drama from second grade through graduation. We discussed the big issues in life, whatever big was at the age she was at the time. We visited her hopes, dreams, wants, needs, and even managed a little small talk along the way.
Fourteen years later, she is a wife and the mother of my next generation of blessings. We don’t often meet for supper these days because she is at home cooking for her little family, but we have lunch together at least once a week. Though the subjects have changed, we still talk and share ideas.
She still makes my heart sing. She’s my granddaughter, Caitie.
Cathy Biggerstaff is a numbers person by profession but her love of children drives her to write children’s stories and Children’s ministry curriculum. Christian devotions, blogging and poetry round out her writing experience. She has been published in Mature Living Magazine, ChristianDevotions.us, company newsletters, and church devotional materials, as well as guest blogs. Cathy is the Director of The Encouragers Christian Writers Group. She is also known as “Jewel the Clown” in a Christian clown ministry. Visit Cathy as she blogs her “Joyful Journey” at http://www.cathybiggerstaff.blogspot.com and contact her at hiskid410 at gmail.com.