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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, November 13, 2012

Autumn Leaves

Friday’s Grand Connection Fun
by Mary May Larmoyeux

I love autumn! It's my favorite season.

Last week, the Maple Tree on the side of our house was turning brilliant shades of gold. Towering at least 30 feet into the air, as I looked at its branches I remembered Pops planting it decades ago. In my mind I can still see our children posing for pictures by its trunk ... year after year.

Usually this Maple's golden leaves can be enjoyed for weeks, but this year was different. Storms moved through Arkansas at the end of October, and now the hues of yellow and red and orange that painted trees in our neighborhood are virtually gone. Their beauty sure ended far sooner that I anticipated.

Looking at the half-bare limbs reminded me of James 4:14, "... you do not even know what will happen tomorrow."

It makes me think that time moves on ... that like our children, our grands are growing up. Tomorrow is not promised, but we have today.

Well, that's my Tuesday Thought! Do autumn leaves hold any special memories for you?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As children we used to string leaves for Halloween decorations. I believe the red maple were my favorite. - Rita