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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, June 23, 2009

Cakes Made With Love

Tuesday’s Grand Connection Thought
by Mary May Larmoyeux

God sure teaches me through Pops' and my grandkids.

I can still vividly recall a conversation a then 3-year-old granddaughter and I had while baking a cake together. When her parents joined us for lunch, they remarked that the cake was especially good.

The three year old cocked her head. “Know why?” she asked.

“Why?” her dad answered.

“I poured the cake mix in with all of my love,” she said. “The goodness you taste is my love.”

Out of the mouths of babes! She captured the real reason why she wanted to help make the cake. And, she expressed why caring grandparent do what we do. We cook meals, baby-sit, go to football games, pray, and read goodnight stories not out of obligation—but out of love.

Love—there’s nothing better, is there?

I’m reminded of 1 Corinthians 13:13,“And now these three remains: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love."

Have a great week!

He is able,
Mary May Larmoyeux

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Sharon Ball said...

Oh how precious your granddaughter must have been saying that. Talk about melting her daddy's heart. I think my heart would have burst with love.

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Hi, Sharon! Is it any wonder that little girls have their dads wrapped around their little finger? - Mary

Karen Jordan said...

Yesterday, my six-year-old grandson told me that one of his favorite things to do with his 16-year-old brother is to bake brownies. Now, I think that is awesome! Don't you?

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Hi, Karen! Yep, I do think it's awesome that your grandsons like to bake brownies. Bet their future wives will, too.

My brother liked making what we kids called "fudgy junk." It was soooo good! - Mary

VWK said...

Love this story! My oldest granddaughter, Maggie, and I have plans to bake 'cupcakes with fluffy pink icing' on Friday...her 5th birthday! Nothing better than spending time with those g-kids! I am looking forward to pouring some love into those tins with her!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

VWK, have a great birthday celebration with your granddaughter! Don't they grow up quickly! Our oldest grand is 6 and I can't believe it. - Mary