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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, October 25, 2011

New Life

Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought

Pops and I had our sixth grandchild on Saturday and I must say, she's beautiful!

Her big sister and brother stayed with us over the weekend, and they were so excited to be with their little sis today! Our four-year-old grandson was ready to play with her--right now. I tried to explain to him that she couldn't play quite yet, but he insisted that babies can play. Well, she didn't seem excited about the toy truck that he kept waving at her.

Big sis looked like a natural as she cradled the baby in her arms. With a grin on her face she seemed to say, "I have a real, live baby doll!"

New life. How precious! No matter what struggles there are in the world around us, new life just breathes hope.

I am reminded of Psalm 139:13-14a:  "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

What was it like when you held your grandchild for the first time?

Have a great week,
co-author of The Grand Connection: 365 Ways to Connect with Your Grandchild's Heart


Karen Jordan said...

I know you are proud of that new little granddaughter! The first time I held each one of our (7) grandkids, I had to hold back the tears. It's always a very emotional experience for me. I know that I've been blessed to be able be close by during the birth of all of my grandchildren, I've even witness the birth of five of them! And I'm VERY grateful!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Karen, how wonderful that you witnessed the birth of five of your grandchildren! You are blessed!