Learning to Trust

Grandfather had been a star football player in college. He had big, strong hands and could hold a whole football in just one of them so tightly that Tim and Tina could not knock it out. When he came to visit, he liked to make a seat out of his big right hand and then, stretching his arm straight into the air, swing the children up so high they could reach out and touch the ceiling.

Tim wanted Grandfather to do this right away, and up he went, laughing and squealing with delight. But Tina was only two years old and didn't remember she had already done this when Grandfather visited the year before. She was afraid now and wouldn't sit on Grandfather's hand. Grandfather saw what was the matter, and he took her in his arms.

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With God
July 31, 1976
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