The next generation

Sometimes we get blessed by having a trait or physical feature passed on into the next generation. Mary and I have 4 kids, Aaron, Rachel, Elizabeth and Hannah. None of them strongly resemble either one of us. Aaron has Mary’s blue eyes and curly hair, the girls all have brown eyes like me. In 2009 we were blessed with the birth of our first grandchild, a little girl and her parents named her Molly, Molly Joy.

From birth we noticed a deep connection between Molly and Mary. (The name Molly is a form of the name Mary). First off there is her physical features, she is blond and blue eyed, she looks like Mary did as a child. Molly also has a deep love of music. She has been Mary’s piano student since she could sit at the bench. As Molly grew up we saw in her an uncanny ability to mimic songs, to figure out melodies and plunk them out on the piano, but then she also started creating her own songs.  When Molly was seven she wrote a little song and called it “White Sheet of Snow”. When Mary’s second CD was coming together Mary wanted to include Molly’s song so Mary added some verses. I think the end result is magical. Kind of like the magic of the first snow of winter, which is what the song is all about. It is pretty exciting to so see part of ones self live on in the next generation and that is what we are seeing in Molly, Mary’s little mini-me.

Please click on the link and listen and if you like the song, please share it with friends and family.

Happy Thanksgiving. May this years celebration bring joy and thankfulness for the bounty God has provided, including his great love and mercy in sending his son Jesus to restore us back to relationship with him and with his family.

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?

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