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Some of my favorite family memories include time spent on the ice skating rink. My ankles always bend but I've only fallen a couple of times – always when someone else was falling whose hand I was holding and pulled me down. 🙂 My grandkids are always at least slightly impressed to see grandma skate backwards – tho now it's usually on roller skates.
With a whole family who loved ice skating, the winter Olympics were always a favorite in our house – especially the figure skaters. And one of my favorite skaters has always been Scott Hamilton. I have enjoyed watching him for years and remember praying for him a lot when he had his first cancer scare – both for healing and for salvation. So when I spotted this video that was shared by Traci Knoppe, it was especially meaningful to me!
In the process of tracking the link for this heart-touching video down, I also discovered an interview with him from 2009 at The Christian Chronicle, about his book, "The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (even when you have every reason to be miserable)" and spotted these sweet words, "Moving to Nashville where the kids are closer to grandparents…" OK – for all us grandparents, let's all say a big "Awwwwwww" 🙂
A sweet smile and an awesome testimony to cheer the hearts of my Sandwich Generation family, and yours as well, I pray! And a good reminder to all of us (coz I don't always remember either) to pray for the world around us, including actors, actresses, ice skaters, and other famous people we may never meet but whom we enjoy watching. It's a nice way of blessing them back AND can be a great teaching opportunity for us with our grandkids! Have a blessed day!
P.S. Nope, I didn't forget about my mini-series on comforting Bible verses for all of us dealing with grief and loss in AND out of the Sandwich Generation. I had a combination of technical glitches and no time to fix them in time. So I used this article, which I'd been saving for later, and hopefully will have more of my favorite uplifting Bible verses up next Sunday.Such are the joys of the internet.