Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day! & Congratulations, Z! Winter to Spring...

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to wish every dad, a very Happy Father's Day!

Hopefully, you've read LwL long enough, that you know I wrote and published a book entitled, Love Never Fails You...  Here is a link to find out about it:

It seems at least one of my grandchildren has inherited a family trait!

As some of you may know, my brother B has long since been a writer and photographer.  He's worked for newspapers, written and published books, and has even written for television and movies.

As for me, I never thought of myself as a published author, until I wrote Love Never Fails You... even though I had been writing LwL.  But, the truth is, I sort of was a published author and just never thought of it in those terms.

In high school, I had an article published in the school newspaper.  In retrospect, I should have kept a copy of it, but at the time, it seemed so unimportant, that I didn't do it.


But, now I can see how important it truly was.  It happened to my grandson!

Well, maybe not in the same way.  However, his school assisted him with a situation I never dreamed would happen.

Being in grade 7, he had a project to do for school.  Instead of doing what normally would be done, Z decided to do the project in a different way.

He used photographs.  And, he wrote poetry and short glimpses into the subject of each photo.

Not only did he receive an extremely high mark for his efforts, but his school principal decided to do something untraditional for him.  He obtained a quote as to the cost of publishing the project, making it into a book.  Z's book was published!

Here is my grandson Z, holding a copy of the book he wrote:
Winter to Spring...
Pictures, Poetry and Wonderings

Congratulations, Z!!

My daughter has a copy.  The principal has a copy, personally.  And, the school has a copy that they will be keeping in the library for all to read.  More copies are available, too.  I know I'll be getting one!

It was shocking hearing about this.  All I could think of was:  Wow!  Be still my heart!  After all, my grandson is only 12 years old.

It's only a smidgeon of what I feel, when I say I am very proud of Z.  May God bless you and make this the beginning of a lifetime of work that will be appreciated!

Of course, being proud of Z isn't the whole story.  I love him, with all my heart.  Just as I do all my other grandchildren.

Thinking about love... there is no love greater than the love God has for us.  He told us so, in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

What tremendous love God had for us, to send His only begotten Son, to die on a wooden cross, for the sin of the whole world, for all who will believe.

And, what tremendous love Jesus had for God the Father, and for us.  He gave Himself so that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.

How wonderful love, truly is.

Until next time...

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