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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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Friday, December 27, 2013

Our New Year's Eve Tradition

Friday's Grand Connection Fun

by Mary May Larmoyeux

For years, Pops and I have made a list of our wishes, dreams, and prayer requests for the New Year. We put the list in an envelope marked “read December 31, _____” and pack the envelope away with the Christmas ornaments.

On New Year’s Eve of the following year, we read whatever we wrote. It’s always amazing to see ways that God answered various things, and ways that He said to us, No, or Wait.

We grandparents could encourage older grandchildren to begin this tradition. Then on December 31, 2014, we could call or e-mail the grandchildren, to see how God answered their “wish list" and to share how He answered ours.

Happy New Year,

© 2008, 2013 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.


Karen Jordan said...

I think I did this same thing with a "writing friend" when I began pursuing freelance writing. I wish I could find what I wrote down that day! Blessings for the new year!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Karen!

Anonymous said...

What a marvelous family tradition. - Rita

Karen Barnes Jordan said...

Thanks for the reminder, Mary! Great idea!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Happy New Year, Karen!

Anonymous said...

“Be still and know that I am God.” Blessing for the New Year. Love, Rita