While children are blessings, grandchildren are double blessings.
On Saturday, March 30, my wife Marty and I visited son Matt and daughter-in-law Corie, plus granddaughter Elbe, in Washington, D.C.
Sunday, Matt took us to the Washington National Cathedral for its 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist service. Rooted in the Episcopal tradition with great choirs, beautiful stain glass windows and communion, the Cathedral strives to be a place where everyone’s heart finds a meeting with God.
Along with other things, the bulletin says, “God is asking us to repent of the greed, racism and pride in modern life blocking us from even imagining that we are dust.”
That afternoon we viewed the nearly 4,000 cherry blossom trees near the Tidal Basin and the Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln monuments.
The reason for our trip was especially to see our granddaughter. Marty taught preschool deaf children before being a media specialist and, later, a lead technology teacher. I benefited from her skills while we entertained Elbe the next two days using books, flash learning cards, Easter eggs and toys.
Time spent with grandchildren is special.
We also enjoy spending time with those closer, Robert’s four children and Timothy’s two.
Elbe’s parents followed a family tradition of sharing good outgrown clothes with Robert’s youngest.
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Robert (Bob) Williams