Charmed into Joy

My Beautiful Granddaughter, Carly. October, 2011. Photo by Ryan Lagrand.

The jeweler and I huddled over his velvet-lined tray, arranging and rearranging the seven charms. “Where did you get them?” he asked.

“I’ve been collecting them for a few months. There’s a charm for each of my grandchildren. The baby’s name is Sawyer, so the saw stands for him. Ayden’s daddy died when he was two. Every time he visits, he wants to play with army men and wear his dad’s helmet, which hangs on the wall near the flag case.” The jeweler stopped fiddling with the charms and looked up at me.

Read the rest of the story over at (in)courage, where I’m thrilled to be guest-posting today. 

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28 (NASB)