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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, June 4, 2013

My best birthday present

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Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought

I just celebrated a birthday.  A "big" birthday. 

But lately, instead of thinking of all of the things that I want to do in my lifetime, I'm beginning to ask myself, "What does God want me to do in the years that I have left? What family stories do I need to write down ... so the grandchildren will know their heritage? And ... will I ever sort through all of those seemingly millions of family picture that are packed away in cardboard boxes?"

Can you identify?

But when my mom called this year, a brand new question came to my mind. "How many years will we have Mom?" I was aware that Mom's call was perhaps my best gift. To think, at my ripe old age, I can still hear my mother's voice. I am truly blessed!

How do you choose God's best for your life?  What helps you truly cherish older relatives and friends and express your love to them?
Have a great week,

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Karen Barnes Jordan said...

I just looked through some of my picture boxes today. I'm not sure I will ever get to all of them, but I will continue to work on my stories. I think that my stories express who I am, my faith, and my values best.

What a blessing to still enjoy time with your mom, Mary! Cherish those moments!!!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

I am really grateful to still have Mom! Karen,I agree that writing down our stories is a priceless gift to our legacy.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful thoughts and picture. -- Rita