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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, January 15, 2013

The gift of life

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Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought
by Mary May Larmoyeux

Sunday, January 20, is known by many as Sanctity of Life Sunday. I am reminded of how precious life is and grateful for children and grandchildren.

The framed ultrasound of one of our granddaughters once hung on her bedroom wall. I'll never forget her pointing to it a couple of years ago. "See, Nana, that's when God put me together."

I couldn't help but smile. Out of the mouths of babes!

And how could I forget what a speaker once said about life? She said that when she would knit, her fingers touched every single strand of the yarn. Then she compared that to God knitting each of us in our mother's womb. "You formed my inward parts," says Psalm 139:13-14. "You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

We grandparents have a wonderful opportunity to affirm to our legacy that God made them perfectly! If you know where an ultrasound picture is of your grandchild, you might just want to snuggle in an overstuffed chair with your legacy and say what my granddaughter told me. That's when God "put you together."

He is able,

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Anonymous said...

Beautifully expressed. Only a child could explain in those words. --Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Good to hear from you, Rita!