The season of grandparenting caught me somewhat unprepared. I was certainly aware that our four sons were now men. They were nearing the finish line with college, preparing to start their careers, interested in getting married and starting their own families. But where did this leave us as potential grandma and grandpa? What was that role supposed to look like?
We looked around and saw so many friends enjoying their retirement with newfound freedom and joy. Now that the kids were out of the house, friends were traveling the world—perhaps “cruising the world” would be more exact. The Caribbean or Mediterranean Sea were common destinations. Some headed north for a fabulous Alaskan getaway. Maybe we would get on board one day too.
Some friends were looking into retirement homes in warmer climates. The lure of the beach or a golfing community had us checking into similar options for ourselves. But while dreaming about how to finish out our lives, we never realized the Bible had so much to say about it.