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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, April 24, 2012

The innocence of a grandchild

Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought

Not too long ago, two of the grands and I had a wonderful time enjoying a gorgeous spring day outside. On that particular day there was a lot of stress in the world. Of course, Pops' and my little grands were totally oblivious to this. And that afternoon, so was I.

While the kids were sitting on some concrete steps, our three-year-old grandson waved in the air as a bird flew by. "Hi, Cindy!" he said in all sincerity.

Then big sister piped in, "I think Cindy's husband is over there."

Last year a bird had built a nest in their yard, and the kids called the mama bird "Cindy." I've seen them wave to Cindy before, but somehow on this particular Friday it seemed extra precious.

Have you experienced a moment like this—when the stresses in life were overshadowed by the innocence of a child?

I'm reminded of what Jesus said in Luke 18:16, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."

He is able,

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Anonymous said...

That is precious. These little ones tell it better than any adult. We took a grandchild to the zoo to ride the carrousel, feed the birds and watch the penguins. She read the sign telling us which animals were where and she said, “Oh, the elephants are on the menu.” We do forget our troubles when we are with them.
-- Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Sounds like you had a great time at the zoo with your granddaughter, Rita! "An elephant on the menu"--now's that would be a big lunch! -- Mary

Anonymous said...

Mary, How precious. My granddaughter was visiting from Colorado when she heard the regular evening dove calling. I taught her how to talk “bird.” Back and forth they called to one another. When she returned to Colorado she heard a dove calling and said, “Mama, it’s grandma Rita’s dove." I e-mailed her and asked what it said to her. She told me it called out “I love you.” Only a child can give heart gifts. Blessings, Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Rita, thanks for sharing about your little granddaughter! I love what she said about the "dove talk."