The Story of Larry: Born in Japan

STORIES ABOUT YOUR GRANDPA “GRAMPIE”

FOR HIS GRANDKIDS:

  • Camden Rae
  • Elias David
  • Linnea Marie
  • Sheriden (Sheri) Mae

Stories about when he was young

as told by his mom, your Great Gramma, GGma, Carolyn Grove

 

HOW COME YOUR GRAMPIE WAS BORN IN JAPAN?
IS HE JAPANESE?

When his parents, Great Grandpa Grove (GGpa) and I, Great Grandma Grove (GGma), were teenagers, we knew God wanted us to be missionaries. After we grew up, we knew that God wanted us to go to Japan. GGpa was from Canada and GGma was from California. We met each other in Japan and got married there. And we were living in Japan when your Grampie was born!

GGpa registered your Grampie at the Canadian Embassy and the American Embassy. He is a citizen of both countries. But he is not Japanese.

 

KNITTING

Your Nana really likes to knit, and she knits lots of things for you.
Even before you were born she was busy knitting something special for you.

DO YOU KNOW THAT GOD KNITS AND THAT HE KNIT YOU?

Yes, God knits but not the same way that your Nana knits.

HOW DO I KNOW THAT GOD KNIT YOU?
This is what Psalm 139:13 says about God knitting:

"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb."

God knit your Grampie in my tummy! He started with just one stitch, just like any knitting project. Here is another amazing thing that God does:

"You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book!"" Psalm 139:16

While God was knitting your Grampie He was planning each day of his life. He has planned your life too.

Another amazing thing is that no one else has the same plan for their life. And just like God knows the names of every star in the sky, He knows your name and your life plan.

Most of the stories I want to tell you will be about your Grampie because he was my first baby.

Did you know that knitting is therapeutic? Just ask your Nana!
Don’t ask me though. However, you can ask me if playing piano is therapeutic!
I think playing the cello is therapeutic for your Grampie.

Some of the things your Nana knit for you...

For Cami

Camden wearing a pink hat

For Elias

Cotton super heros to chew on

For Linnea

Linnea in a purple dress

For Sheri Mae

Sheridan in a baby blanket
2020-11-21 updated 2021-08-12   © 2021 Larry Grove