Wrapped in Love

Dear Reader:

A recent summer read I just finished had a verse of scripture and a God Wink idea in it that I wanted to share.

This particular verse comes from Romans 8:38-39. It reads: l am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor leaders, nor the present, nor the future , nor the heights or depths and no other creature can separate you from the love of God, from Jesus Christ our Lord.

In the novel a young girl is experiencing anxiety attacks after the lost of her grandfather coupled with a new move and job. Her Italian grandmother, very concerned about her, sends care packages to her granddaughter weekly. Besides ingredients needed for Italian dishes she also includes a favorite verse of scripture. Marissa, the granddaughter, now living on an island off England… painstakingly takes the Italian verse and translates it into English since she is recognized for her beautiful penmanship. A gift for her nonna….her grandmother.

These verses seem to wrap around Marissa like a loving blanket. Isn’t that one of the most comforting feelings in the world. And even though we can find a blanket or quilt to wrap around us if we get a chill… isn’t it a thousand times better if someone who cares about us wraps it around us?

Grandmother Wilson’s farmhouse was always cold with no central heat so even taking a bath in fall, winter, or early spring would set one’s teeth to chattering getting out!

But grandmother always had these huge towels-as big as blankets that she had warmed by the fire place so by the time we climbed out as children grandmother was there to wrap us individually in the toasty towels! One of my fondest memories from childhood.

After reading this verse of scripture I imagined what my first impression of heaven would be and it had to be God wrapping a warm quilt around me and holding me tightly! No conversation needed… I would be lost in the warm security of love…blanketed in the most overwhelming love that consumed every fiber of my being. Lost in love.

So until tomorrow… Take time to show others you care by wrapping your emotions in love and a warm hug.

* The title picture quilt is a vintage pattern called Grandmother’s Garden Quilt-a perfect Welcome Home gift!

” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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7 Responses to Wrapped in Love

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    ❤❤❤

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    • Becky Dingle says:

      “All we need is love…all we need is love…all we need is love, love, ….love is all we need, love is all we need.” The Beatles had it right all along! 🙂

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  2. Such a lovely story 👌🌷🙏♥️ Grand mother’s loving thoughts that their granddaughters Angels 👼

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  3. Becky Dingle says:

    We always remember with fondness those who were there for us and our loved ones during the tough times in childhood.

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  4. ambikasur says:

    A wrapped hug from my heart to yours 🤗🤗🤗♥️♥️♥️♥️…

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    • Becky Dingle says:

      Oh Ambika!!!! I am so thrilled to hear from you. It has been SO L_O_N_G! I, too, my friend…if I ever meet you will have a warm blanket waiting for you. What a God Wink…the day we met through the blog post so many years ago…a different lifetime ago…and yet here we are…united in God and His Mysterious Ways!

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      • ambikasur says:

        Hmm… Yeah Becky… Eager to meet u in person too… May God give us a chance in the near future hopefully… I believe u all are doing well… Please keep us in ur prayers… Just busy buzzing behind my kids, find it tiring… Need a lot of advice on Motherhood from you…

        Loads of love n prayers

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