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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, August 2, 2011

Enjoying the Simple Things in Life

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Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought
by Mary May Larmoyeux

Pops and I have recently moved. After living in the same house for 28 years, it was quite a job to pack up not only belongings, but also memories! We now live in the country where the sunsets and sunrises are spectacular.

Of course, gorgeous sunsets and sunrises are nothing new, but Pops and I are noticing them on a daily basis. And it's been fun to share God's handiwork with the grandkids as we've watched sunsets together.

Speaking of grandkids, recently I was "grandsitting" out-of-town grands for several days. A big activity was playing with a large rubber ball in the backyard. I think we made some fun memories as we took turns throwing and kicking it.

Watching sunsets and sunrises ... throwing a ball to the grands—simple things of life. They have no pricetag, but are priceless. And the older I get, the more I recognize their worth.

What are some of the simple things in life that you enjoy with your grandchildren?

He is able,

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Sharon Ball said...

How beautiful! Enjoy every moment of God's spectacular works of art.

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Hi, Sharon! It is amazing that the most gorgeous works of art are right in front of us every day!

Patricia Rains said...

Mary, to answer your question: Our two-year-old grand, Samuel, loves music, especially the drums. He especially loves a video by the Tim Janis Ensemble that we access via Netflix. We often watch this when it's his nap time. He's learned many of the instruments (flute, violin, cello, piano, etc.) and names them as they appear on screen. While I enJOY the quiet music and beautiful scenery (National Parks), he enJOYs the music and getting to learn new instruments. And, before we know it, we're both asleep. I hold him and we both nap peacefully in the recliner for a couple of hours. Life is good! :-)

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Hi, Pat! Thanks for sharing about your grandson's love of music and the Tim Janis video! And it's such a sweet tradition for you and your grandson to fall asleep together on the recliner!