A Grandmother Prays for Her Grandson   Leave a comment

 

shutterstock_119909440As I played with my grandchildren one day, they were showing me their new toys just recently acquired at Christmas. At one point, my grandson began fishing around under the couch, vigorously looking for something. He found it. It was his prized “Thomas the Tank Engine” ball. He smiled a big smile, bounced it around and then stopped in the middle of the floor looking at me with his big blue eyes, his head cocked to one side and the sweetest expression on his little face. He looked at me and said, “Grammy,” with so much love.

It was one of those moments one never forgets, permanently imbedded in the thought and written on the heart. I could not help but feel such gratitude at that moment, gratitude to God and for the understanding gained through my practice of Christian Science to be able to share this moment with him.

It took me back to two and a half years earlier when my daughter called me while I was at work. She was in frantic tears, telling me that she was pregnant with this little boy and that the doctor had sent her home telling her the pregnancy would terminate within the next three days. He said her body was unable to support a pregnancy at that time.

After I was able to calm her down, we talked. …

To read how this mother reasoned with her daughter and how they prayed about the pregnancy click here and read the full article:  Praying for My Grandson by Lynne Scheiern .  This article was originally published in the Christian Science Sentinel.

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