Welcome to a place where we can share ideas about grandparenting, especially ways to pass spiritual values and family stories to the next generation.

Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
Visit www.legacyconnection.org
My photo
Co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart

Friday, May 7, 2010

Everyday Moments

Subscribe to Grand Connection by Email

Friday's Grand Connection Fun
by Mary May Larmoyeux

One of my favorite books is Let’s Make a Memory by Gloria Gaither and Shirley Dobson. "Special moments don’t just happen," Gloria says, "they have to be planned on purpose!"

"In this hectic world when the pace at which we all live is so frantic, we as families must make a covenant with each other to make time for simple things. … We have no guarantees of tomorrows, but we do have this moment."

I really like that!

Elaine told me about writing a prayer for each grandchild and sending the prayers to the adult children to pray for each particular child. She also said that on one of her granddaughter’s birthdays, she and husband made a list of "10 Reasons we appreciate Kelli." Elaine added, "She was thrilled. We put it on poster board and then laminated it."

What a great, and simple, ideas!

As a grandmother, I’m so aware that there are no guarantees of tomorrow, and I know how quickly the grands will grow up. I hope that you and I will both take time for the simple things with our grands—walking in the rain, writing a prayer, picking flowers, looking into the clouds together—marveling at the great God who created everything.

How do you make the most of everyday moments with your grandchildren?

Have a wonderful weekend,
Mary May Larmoyeux
Article and Photo  © Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.


Anonymous said...

Great moments with grandchildren can be unforgettable. I planted a tiny pine tree with a great-grand child 7 years ago. Each time he visits he looks to see how much the tree has grown. I taught his sister “bird talk.” When the dove calls she answers with the same cooing sound. We sit on the swing in the evening and listen for the dove calls. Blesings Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Rita, that's a wonderful idea to plant a tree with a grandchild. And I love your "bird talk" story!