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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, March 25, 2014

What is a home?

Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought

by Mary May Larmoyeux

Pops and I went to see my mother last weekend. It is always such a joy to see her! When I was growing up, Mom transformed our frame house into a home filled with much love.

Jim and I often drive past the old homeplace when we visit Mom. I so identify with Mary Williams' description of her aging home (originally published in the 1983 edition of Rural Arkansas magazine):

"It has sheltered life. It has seen the joy and laughter of children and the quickness of their running feet. It has seen the tears of those who are no longer young and heard their slowing footsteps. It sighs and sometimes groans with its memories and its years. But it puts its arms around those who come within its walls and comforts them and laughs with them ... It is a reflection of a small bit of heaven. It is home!"

What does home mean to you? What does it mean to your grandchildren?
Have a great week!
Mary May Larmoyeux

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Anonymous said...

Loved about “home” and picture. -- Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Thanks, Rita!