Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Listen!

Sunday was Joshua's birthday.
We had a family gathering at our house to celebrate, and while I was busy getting things ready in the kitchen Brian came in and asked for the camera. Honestly, I was a bit surprised by his request, as he isn't usually the one going around snapping pictures. But I told him where it was, and got back to my task.
Moments later, he came back into the kitchen and showed me this treasure.

That's my 95-year-old grandmother, surrounded by my children, my niece, and Elizabeth's beau. She was telling them about her life as a kid - about the differences between then and now. (I think she was throwing some stuff in there about not getting too over-loaded with electronics...) And they were hanging on her every word.
Or at least they were listening politely.
The main thing is, these kids were giving her their undivided attention, and she was loving it.

Who needs your undivided attention today?
What a blessing we give when we just listen!

Karen

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

awwwww, this is priceless....how wonderful, so neat to see moments like these in our busy culture these days, just sitting and being with those that we love and have so much wisdom to share. Your Grandma is beautiful, she reminds me of my Grandma, I miss her still so much. I miss those moments I had which are so similar to this picture.....spending time with her.hugs***chera

Karen Hossink said...

Chera - It was wonderful to see!
Thanks for reminding me to treasure these moments.

H Mah said...

The most natural photos are really the best and capture the real moment x

Karen Hossink said...

H Mah - I absolutely LOVE the moment captured by this picture. :)

Kaira said...

I LOVE this picture - you'll have to email me a copy of it. Such sweet moments captured.

Karen Hossink said...

Kaira - You got it!
Er, wait. I don't have your email address. How can that be????