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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Getting Grip on a Big Mess

Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought
with Mary May Larmoyeux

Last weekend Pops and I babysat for two of our grands. Well ... our granddaughter decided to go through the toy cabinet and was really excited about all that she found there. But before I knew it, she had dumped out the puzzles—I think there were about 20.

What a mess! And there was no way that she could put all of the puzzles back together without some help.

After a prayer for patience and a reminder that God can work out everything for good, I assured her that I would help. My job was to put the correct pieces with the correct puzzle. Her job was to put each puzzle together. We made a good team and eventually everything was back together, and the toy chest was neater than it had been in a long, long time.

As my little granddaughter and I worked to clean up the big mess, I thought of how my life at times seems like the pile of mismatched puzzle pieces. Sometimes I just don't know where to turn and need someone to show me the way.

I hope that our grandchildren will turn to Pops and me as they get older and need a little advice or extra hand. What a privilege it will be to help them sort the pieces of life ... to point them to the One who knows the way and has all of the answers.

How do you help your grandchild with the messes of life?

Have a great week,
Mary May Larmoyeux

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Karen Jordan said...

Another great analogy, Mary!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Our grandkids teach me so much!