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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

One Small Step for Man

Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought
by Mary May Larmoyeux

On July 20, 1969, the lunar module Eagle landed on the moon. Six hours later, Commander Neil Armstrong stepped onto its surface.

Do you remember that day ... that "moment"?

I do.

My dad and I walked outside our home on that very night. "See the moon, Mary," he said, pointing high into the heavens. "A man is walking up there."

I remember the darkness ... the light of the moon ... the sense of awe.

Soon we will mark the  marked the 43rd anniversary of the Armstrong's declaration, “One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind."

I don't know if I've ever mentioned that July night to my grandkids, but I'm going to. What about you? Do you remember when a man walked on the moon?

I'm reminded of the words of Psalm 8: When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?

Have a great week,

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TNT said...

How could I forget the day as I was a year away from being a teen on the day they walked on the moon! Thanks for the memory jog that I can add an extra memory to the event and share with my grands. You always have an empowering message...thank you for serving us who need it.

Karen Jordan said...

I remember watching the landing on T.V. with my "new" boyfriend--now my husband--who was in the hospital with some "weird" disease that he caught while working for the Santa Fe railroad in the Port of Beaumont. Good grief--I've been with the same guy a LONG time!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

TNT, I'm learning along with everyone about sharing with our grands. Until I wrote this post I really hadn't thought about the historical significance of "looking at the moon" with my dad.

Karen, how fun that you and your "boyfriend" watched the moon landing on TV!

Sharon Ball said...

I've searched my memories, but I don't remember watching the T.V. on that special day. Isn't that strange? I would have been five years old so maybe I was too young to understand the significance...or...I could have been taking a nap. :-)

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Sharon, you were five-year-old ... makes me feel real old. You were taking a nap and I was thinking about college. :)