Who Else Is Coming for Lunch?
Kids, Grandkids and Summer
So what does this have to do with ‘God’s Enduring Love’? I will have to say, “Everything!” It takes the love of God, His Grace, when our 3 children with their spouses and my 7 grandchildren, pop in on my husband and me without much advance notice- for meals! They must think Mom will have food at her house!
Take this week as an example. My youngest daughter is in town and calls, asking, “Can we stop by for lunch?” I ask, “How soon?” She says, “In five minutes.” My condo is in the city which makes it a convenient stopover location. So, I was ready to prepare lunch anyway. Her two children want mac and cheese (Kraft kind); that was easy; she will eat fried rice with her dad. A few minutes later, my son-in-law comes by with his two girls. One will eat mac and cheese, the other wants a tuna sandwich with onions. Her dad says he’ll go home to eat, but later decides to eat a sandwich, too, even though he’d rather have regular mayonnaise instead of vegenaise. (I’m a vegetarian.) Did you know that a can of tuna can only make 2 sandwiches now? When I was young I swear a can of tuna made sandwiches for a whole regular loaf of bread! I know, the can was bigger! So I had to open another can of tuna for the grand daughter who wanted both mac and cheese and a sandwich! And of course, lunch must have juice and iced tea, plus chips. . .
My son and his family gave me an hour notice and invited themselves over for lunch early this week. They were cleaning their yard and garage and were too tired to fix their own lunch. I quickly took veggie burgers out of the freezer, got salad vegetables out. I fried the burgers and they made their own sandwiches and helped themselves. Then my son tells me that he liked the grillers from the Seventh Day Adventist store better! Next time I should ask. He’s a vegan.
Today, a grandchild was dropped off with her friend while her dad took the other child to volleyball practice. So my husband and I took turns watching them at the pool so we could stagger our lunches. Just got a call that they will be picked up an hour and a half later than planned.
Now I am really blessed! All of my children and grand children live within 15 minutes of my home. My middle sister has to go to California to visit her 4 grandchildren! My youngest sister lives on another island and has one grandchild here. Well, they are missing out on a lot of the kind of family time I am fortunate to have! Yes, God’s Enduring Love will be with us each day to be the kind of people He wants us to be- loving , kind, patient, long-suffering and should I add- energetic and tireless?!