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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Four dimensional love


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Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought
As I mentioned in last Tuesday's post, I recently sponsored a poetry contest in memory of my father. Entries were to include a reference to a grandparent or grandchild.

Catherine Moran's beautiful poem below won second place. I just love her poem! Does it bring back any memories for you?

Four dimensional love

by Catherine Moran

My grandchildren and I share
in every dimension of our lives.
As they grow up,
I realize how love crosses all boundaries
and secures all relationships.

I love the length of our visits that stretch
all the sharing to the limit.
Monopoly and Clue
keep them counting and figuring and conniving
to match my years of learning.
We pull out the whole length of train tracks
to construct the village
and whistle our way around the room.

I love the width of our encounters
that encompasses all stores in the mall.
We girls never hesitate to expand our shopping,
giving each one a chance to experiment with money.
Teaching values is one way

to show how much I care about their future.

I love the depth of our talks that touch
upon the real meaning of actions and their consequences.
Their insights give me a fresh angle
to consider.
How surprising that they eventually open up
with some deep thoughts
that can be shared by the young and old.

Time is the biggest dimension I love to share.
There is such a space between our years,
and I relish our minutes and hours
that cross all those lines with ease.
Somehow I feel the love for my grandchildren
flows through them back
to my own children once more
in all those various dimensions.

Thank God for grandchildren,
Mary
Mary May Larmoyeux
co-author of The Grand Connection: 365 Ways to Connect with Your Grandchild's Heart

Four Dimensional Love © 2011 by Catherine Moran. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
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© 2011 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.

3 comments:

Karen Barnes Jordan said...

Thanks for posting your winner! I feel the love flowing from her poem! I especially like the ending: "Somehow I feel the love for my grandchildren flows through them backto my own children once more in all those various dimensions."

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Karen, I had the exact thought that you did about the love for our own grandchildren flowing back to our own children. It really is a wonderful poem!

Anonymous said...

I love Cathy Moran’s poetry. -- Rita