This weekend Diane and I will do the "meet-you-halfway-between-here-and-Missouri" switch with my parents. They've had Christopher (age 11) and his close cousin Maddie (10) for the week. What a great thing it's been for our children growing up to have the nurturing of grandparents. I like the old quip that grandparents and grandchildren are so close because they share a common enemy. I've been obsessed lately (partly because of an incident at Highland that I told about in the Christian Chronicle) with the question, How can the church be a place where grandmothering and grandfathering takes place--especially for all the kids who either don't have grandparents or rarely get to see them?