GrampaPoppa and Deeder


We had balmy, sunny weather while Laura and Diederick were here for a visit. (Now we’re back to Washington-gray-probably-going-to-rain weather. :P) Here we see Rick holding the dear little boy out on the back patio.

When I think about what a blessing a grandchild is, I think of Psalm 128. Here is the metrical version from The Scottish Psalmody (1650):

Bless’d is each one that fears the Lord, and walketh in his ways;
For of thy labour thou shalt eat, and happy be always.

Thy wife shall as a fruitful vine by thy house’ sides be found:
Thy children like to olive-plants about thy table round.

Behold, the man that fears the Lord, thus blessed shall he be.
The Lord shall out of Sion give his blessing unto thee:

Thou shalt Jerus’lem’s good behold whilst thou on earth dost dwell.
Thou shalt thy children’s children see, and peace on Israel.

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