Sunday, September 12, 2010
Twenty years ago today I became a grandma for the first time. I was blessed with a little grandson named Jared Kyle...and I was on cloud nine! I had three daughters but no sons, so I was so excited to discover what it was like to have a baby boy around.
I was such a crazy grandma....crazy in love that is! I wanted to be with that baby ALL the time. It was so much fun to experience all of the "firsts" in his life. First time I saw him smile, first time I saw him roll over, first time I saw that he could sit up, first time he could move around in his walker, first time he discovered he could crawl...and those first steps etc. It was all WONDERFUL!
I lived for the moment he could say "Grandma". Those were words that thrilled my very soul. Jared was such a good baby. He was a joy to babysit, and I enjoyed each time I got to be with him.
As he turned into a toddler and then a little boy, the fun just got bigger too. I loved playing with him...and watching him explore life. He could memorize scripture and do little actions as he recited. He would copy the dancing that Dick Van Dyke did in Mary Poppins...and he would always be role playing like he was Hook or Peter Pan, or one of the characters in Muppet Treasure Island.
He always enjoyed music, and for his 7th birthday I bought him his first soundtrack...and soon he started collecting scores and soundtracks, and now he has too many to count.
Jared plays the piano beautifully and has had many lessons and recitals and performances over the years. Now he is the teacher and he enjoys helping children learn to enjoy piano.
Jared is also a composer...and it is his passion. He would love to compose movie scores. He has met Brian Tyler and has had contact with other composers and some of them have critiqued his work. He is very good....and I believe he will realize his dream someday soon. He has many completed projects under his belt already, and is building quite a resume.(Click on his name and enter his site to see what he does and sample his work.)
One of the best things about my grandson is his great love for the Lord. He accepted Christ at a very young age, and he has followed him faithfully, and grown so close to his Savior. He has a heart for others and a burden to see people come to the Lord. And he loves people just as they are... and does not judge people. He knows that God sees the heart and does not look on the outward appearance.
Jared has gone through great trials for a young man. He has lost two baby brothers and also his 6 year old sister. He and his family have moved from the depths of pain and sorry, to peace, and great joy, through their constant faith in God.
I know I sound like I am bragging...but I am just feeling so blessed to have this fine young man for a grandson. It is exciting to see how God is working in his life and how he is following God's lead. He has a special lady in his life, and she is musically gifted too. I can't wait to see how they will make beautiful music together...and how they will serve the Lord with the talents and gifts that God has given them.
I am praying for God's direction, and of course for His blessing in Jared's life.
So Happy 20th Birthday Jared Kyle! I love you so much!