When I see the front porch rocking chairs I think about Pop & Grammy. I can remember when I was in college. My major was family studies and I was curious about all things family. Most importantly my own. I can remember asking Grammy one day about the issue of divorce. I wondered if she and Pop had ever considered it. She proceeded to tell me about the way God has transformed their marriage through the years. She gave Him all the credit for their success story. She also told me this, "Your dad and I always had a vision that one day we would rock our grand babies together."
Finally it all came together for me. The emotion that I see in them each time they hold a newborn grandchild is so much more than meets the eye. It is the making of a dream. It is the passing on of a legacy. God says, "Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children." Proverbs 17:6
There is video footage of the two of them holding a newborn bub (Doc & DW's 2nd born) together. They are swaying back and forth praising God and letting the tears flow. I cannot watch that home video without crying. The longer I am married the more I understand. It is a marathon and it is hard. But the rewards are sweet and worth the work.
I'm getting verklempt. Okay, Dolly, sing me out...
"Rockin' chairs, rockin' babies, rock-a-bye, rock of ages
Side by side we'll be together always
And if you'll hold me tight when you love me
That's all I'll ask of you
And I'll stand by you thru our rockin' years."
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
P.S. Pretty Princess & Romeo will write their story tomorrow!