Children are the rainbow of life. Grandchildren are the pot of gold.
A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty.
Blessed are those who spoil and snuggle, hug and hope, praise and pampa, laugh and listen for they shall be called… GRANDPARENTS!
You know you’re a grandparent when you experience great pleasure buying your grandchildren unbelievably loud toys that come in a gazillion of pieces for Christmas.
Grandparents love with a different kind of ferocity. They usually know how to handle situations in a way that many parents do not understand. When I was 11 and it was time to get ‘the talk’, my mother had been so embarrassed and had no idea what to say to me. She didn’t feel comfortable discussing the ‘facts of life’ with me. My father had been no help either. They beat around the bush for a few minutes every day and got tired of themselves. Luckily for both of them, my very own Wonder Woman Grandma came through with the right words for me.
She had come over to spend the weekend with us. I don’t know what my mother said to her, but she came into my room, flopped down on my bed, and gave me all the details she felt my 11-year-old mind could take. We laughed over some of them and got serious when it was time to give solid advice. My grandmother has always been my rock, my shade, my full moon, and no one can take her place in my life.
To millions of children all over the world, grandparents are the coolest people ever. They come bearing the coolest gifts (my grandmother bought me my first headphone set when I was 15), they are always willing to make sacrifices for their grandkids, and they are thought to be much nicer than parents (no kidding). They are full of life and wisdom, and they’d lay down their lives without a second thought for any member of their families.
Some original content/quotations with thanks to Toronto based magazine The Hearty Soul