The Sweetest Bumble Bee

Proverbs 17:6 – Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers (ESV)

Proverbs 31:30 – Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD will be praised. (HCSB)

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Today is my sweet Bumble Bee’s seventh birthday! Not an actual bumblebee of course, but my sweet granddaughter. “Bumble Bee” is a nickname that I gave her when she was just a few months old, and it has always been my special name for her. When she was a babe in arms, I was holding her and playing with her brother who is 2 ½ years older. He was a super hero and I was his archenemy, but what is an archenemy without an evil sidekick so The Stinging Bumble Bee was born! She and I would hide, and when he came by, I would hold her so that she could touch him (usually sit on his head) and “sting” him with her venom, thus rendering the Super Hero helpless until we could find a new hiding place. I can still hear the cackles of laughter! She has been her Pops’ girl from the very beginning, and people just had to accept that and move on because it wasn’t going to change, but no one need dare attempt to get some “sugar” from “Granny’s sugar spot”!! She has a tender heart, an athlete’s spirit, and a comedian’s outlook. She has a face like her dad, eyes and hair like her mom, and a look that leaves no doubt as to her true feelings about any situation (it’s quite possible she got that one from her Granny). Dr. C.C. Miller said “The only consistent thing about bees is their inconsistency.” My Bumble Bee loves pink, fancy fingernails, and jewelry — and having her brother practice his martial arts on her. Lord, I know that you have great plans for this little girl. People who see her notice her beauty; people who know her see that she is even more beautiful on the inside. She loves her church and her Bible, and I pray that her love for Your word will continue to grow as her body does the same. I know that You have created a little boy who is growing up to be the Godly husband she deserves, and I pray for him too. Lord, I thank You for the blessing of having this precious little girl as my granddaughter. I thank You for the little girl she is now and for the woman that she will become. She truly is a gift. There’s nothing sweeter than being loved by a Bumble Bee!

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