Grandparents are our past. Without them, we simply wouldn’t be.
They have a lifetime of experience and knowledge behind them. It’s amazing the simple life lessons you can learn – just by listening to them.
It’s truly a shame that in today’s fast paced world so many people don’t take the time to be with their grandparents.
So many children today don’t know how much fun grandparents can be.
I’d like to share with you the lesson Grandma taught me …
My Grandma Bader taught me the value of “It’s the thought that counts”.
Grandma always sent us a beautiful card for our birthday. It was very personalized .. “To my granddaughter (grandson, and even for my children she found great-grandchildren cards. It always amazes me the cards she picked out!). In the card she always enclosed a gift of $2.00
Now being a child I was thrilled with getting money! A few days before my 10th birthday, I was talking to Grandma on the phone. I asked her “Have you sent my $2.00 yet?”
Needless to say my Mom and Grandma weren’t very happy with me. Mom told me I wasn’t even going to get a card after being so rude. Mom told me that I should be thankful and happy that Grandma loved me enough to send a card.
A few days later I got a card in the mail – it was just an ordinary card that said “Happy Birthday”. It didn’t say to my granddaughter. It didn’t contain money. And worst of all it was just signed Grandma, not even “Love Grandma.”
I was heart-broken. I cried and cried for hours. I thought I lost Grandma’s love.
About two weeks after my birthday, I got the card, with the $2.00. The money didn’t matter to me. It was the card, it was the signature “Love Grandma”.
I spend many summers with Grandma growing up. She was always loving and kind – in her own stern way.
She was born in 1901 and seen a lot in her life!
She always kept her mind sharp by reading, doing puzzles, and helping out at her local Salvation Army.
She passed away in 1992. There’s not a day that goes by, that I don’t have loving thoughts of her. I was truly blessed!
(1980, My daughter, Mom, Grandma, Me)
Today is Grandparents Day!
Show your grandparents you care. Visit them, take them to dinner, give them a call! Most of all, make a habit of Loving your grandparents.
Besides your time the best give you can give them are personalized gifts – Like this beautiful God Created Grandmothers Afghan.
To ALL Grandparents – I’d like to wish a great BIG
“Happy Grandparents Day”