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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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Friday, May 24, 2013

The price of freedom

Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought

I hope that you and your grandchildren will have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

I remember a speaker at a Memorial Day program commenting that it's good to pull away from the hectic pace of life and ponder the sacrifice that so many have made so that we can live in  freedom today. Too often I take the cost of freedom for granted.

"In the swift rush of great events," said Dwight  D. Eisenhower in 1953 at his first inaugural address, "we find ourselves groping to know the full sense and meaning of these times in which we live. In our quest of understanding, we beseech God's guidance.

"... Americans, indeed all free men, remember that in the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains." 

Those were powerful words in 1953, and they are still powerful words today. 

I think that it would be good for us to talk with our grandchildren about the true cost of freedom. Many brave men and women gave their lives for the liberties that we enjoy today; they gave the ultimate price. 

God bless America.

Have a great week,

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A time for weeping

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Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought
by Mary May Larmoyeux

Today a nation mourns for those who have lost loved ones in the Oklahoma tornadoes.

May we remember that no one understands deep sorrow more than Jesus Christ. John 11:35 says, "Jesus wept."

Death entered the world because of sin, and one day there will be no more death:

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”   (Revelation 21:3-4)

He is able,

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Mother's Day Thoughs

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by Mary May Larmoyeux

Hope that you have a special Mother's Day. The older I get the more I realize that when it comes to being  remembered on Mother's Day, it really is the thought that counts.  My dear mother always told me that and now I understand.  A phone call ... handwritten note ... or homegrown bouquet from a child or grandchild mean so much.
Looking back on all of my Mother's Days, I can't remember a favorite gift from my kids or grandkids. But I do remember generations of loved ones being together. The sights of aging hands grasping the soft hands of infants are especially precious.

Will you be with several generations on Mother's Day? If so, you may want to take a picture of all of the moms' hands together.  Someone once said, "Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever." What a wonderful thing to remember on Mother's Day ... or any day.

Children’s children are a crown to the aged,
and parents are the pride of their children.
(Proverbs 7:6)
Have a great weekend,

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