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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, February 11, 2014

Ahhhhh, Love!

Tuesday's  Grand Connection Thought

As Valentine's Day approaches, I remember a couple of years ago, when one of our granddaughters and her little brother spent the weekend with Pops and me, we made a cake together. When the kids’ parents came over for lunch the next day, they remarked that the cake was especially good.

Our little granddaughter cocked her head. “Know why?” she asked.

“Why?” her dad answered.

“I poured the cake mix in with all of my love,” she said. “The goodness you taste is my love.”

Out of the mouths of babes! She captured the real reason why she wanted to help make the cake. And, she expressed why caring grandparent do what we do. We cook meals, baby-sit, go to football games, pray, and read goodnight stories not out of obligation—but out of love.

Ahhhh, love. What could be sweeter?

How has your grandchild expressed love to you? And how do you express your love to your legacy?

Have a great week,

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Anonymous said...

Mary, That is precious. Your grandchildren are such sweet children. - Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Hi, Rita! We grandparents are sure blessed by our grandkids, aren't we!

Anonymous said...

My grandchildren express love to me when they call me “Grandma Magic Darling.” Blessings, Rita

Anonymous said...

What a sweet story and especially for Valentine’s Day.Years ago when I visited a friend, I asked what she was giving her children for Valentine’s Day. She glanced toward a side table where a white bud vase stood holding one red carnation wrapped in a tiny red bow. Handmade cards were beside the vase waiting for her two daughters. It was beautifully simplistic and filled with a mother’s love. Blessings, Rita