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.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lessons learned by a grandmother

Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought

Why do you enjoy being a grandparent? 

I love spending time with Pops' and my legacy and realizing that they will represent Christ in a world that we will never see. And when I look into their eyes and watch them create, and dream, and work, I think of my parents and grandparents and ponder how quickly time goes by.

Grandchildren help me realize that we are not promised tomorrow, or even today. Actually, all we have is each moment in our journey of life.

I love what Jean May e-mailed me about being a grandmother:

Grandparenting gives unending pleasure that would be impossible to cover in a few words. …

It means so much to hear that little or not so little voice on the phone calling to tell me of something special that happened at school that day or asking about something that happened in the "old days."

Grandparenting has taught me patience, understanding, and appreciation for my parents and grandparents. So much has become crystal clear to me now. I know my role in my grandchildren's lives is an important piece of their life's puzzle, and they're an important piece in mine.

Everyone has heard that "grandchildren are the reward for having children!" That doesn't quite say it for me. I think grandchildren are a taste of the unconditional love the Father has for us all.

“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders  he has done.”   (Psalm 78:4)

Have a great week!

He is able,

© 2013 Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.


Anonymous said...

Mary,that says it all. Beautiful. All I can say is my grandchildren teach me to laugh, sing and feel young again. --Blessings, Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Rita, I sure agree! Jean's words are beautiful!