We have been taught: Each child carries its own blessing into the world.
Our Bible tells us: Grandchildren are the crown of their elders, and the glory of their parents.
Maternal Great Grandmother:
The Psalmist said: “Children are a heritage of God, the fruit of the womb is a precious reward.” (Psalm 127:3)
From the Simkhat Bat for Lavan's younger daughter and Jacob's beloved wife second wife (after he is initially tricked into marrying her older sister, Leah). Rachel grieves throughout her life that she is barren while Leah is so fertile. Ultimately, Rachel gives birth to Joseph and dies in childbirth with Benjamin. Rachel is remembered as compassionate (she is said to still weep for her children), and infertile women often invoke Rachel as a kind of intercessor and visit her tomb on the road to Bethlehem. November Kipnes