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Grandchild of the Month

31 Dec

Grandkids Christmas 2013My husband, Jeff, recently decided he wants to be more intentional about spending time with our six grandchildren, who range in age 2 months to 10 years. Here’s what he’s come up with. I think it’s pretty cool!

Each month of the year will be designated as Grandchild of the Month. Jeff will begin with our oldest granddaughter, Ella, designating January as her special month, and will go right down the list to our youngest grandchild, Jocelyn. And since there are 12 months and we only have 6 grandchildren, each grandchild will be allotted 2 special months per year. Who knows…we may need to add another month or two in the future. Ha!

Here’s what Jeff has envisioned it looking like…and says he will tweak it along the way.

First, Pappy (as he is referred to by our grandkids), will print up a certificate for each grandchild, and it will read something like this: Grandchild of the Month (of January), their name, along with a special thought and or Scripture for each child, signed by Pappy. He will then mail the certificate to the grandchild, announcing their special month.

Pappy plans to do special things with and for each of our grandchildren throughout their designated month(s). This will be based on their age and interests, along with his age and interests. For instance, we have a grandchild who likes art, so they may visit an art museum together. And another grandchild is all about playing outdoors and wildlife, so they may have a camp-out together or visit the new dinosaur museum. Jeff is an avid golfer, so he will no doubt take each of them golfing (the little ones to a “putt-putt course” to begin with).

He also plans to send them notes of affirmation and encouragement, take them to their favorite restaurants; and along their monthly journeys, openly share His faith in Christ, and love for God with them.

I believe the best part of the Grandchild of the Month will be the love shared between grandpa (Pappy) and each grandchild.

This obviously can be implemented between parents and their children.  “Child of the Month”

“Children’s children are a crown to the aged,
    and parents are the pride of their children” (Proverbs 17:6).

We are very proud of the family God has blessed us with.

Happy and Joyful New Year to our Friends & Family!

Fletcher Family Christmas 2013 closeup

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2 Comments

Posted by on December 31, 2013 12: 11 pm - in Building a Legacy of Faith, Grandparenting

 

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2 responses to “Grandchild of the Month

  1. Cavin T. Harper

    December 31, 2013 1: 36 pm - at 1:36 pm

    Charme, tell Jeff I think he’s on to a terrific idea, one that I intend to share with as many grandfathers as I can. We host a special grandchild weekend for each of our individual grandchildren twice a year. They spend a whole weekend with us and we do things they enjoy doing and interact about life issues. Even our teens love doing it.

    Thanks for sharing a great idea about what how we can be intentional grandparents. Hope you have a Happy New Year, and may God fill you with all His blessing in the year ahead. I look forward to hearing some reports about how the grandchild of the month works in your family.

    Cavin

     
    • covenantheirs@gmail.com

      January 6, 2014 10: 41 am - at 10:41 am

      Good morning, Cavin,
      I always appreciate your kind and affirming words of encouragement. May the Lord continue to give you much wisdom this year, as you faithfully serve Him through CGN. Grandkids are a beautiful gift from God. Glad to learn of your special weekends with your grandchildren. Blessings!

       

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