The 50 Best Grandparent Quotes About Grandparenting...
The Sheer JOY of Grandparenting!
For a beloved grandchild, a grandparent is a very important person - to be treasured and valued above most all other relationships. A righteous grandparent, who lives their lives to inspire and enrich the lives of their grandchildren, is worth untold - to those who cherish and love them dearly. Taking the time to remember a grandparent requires so very little effort, and yet means so much. You know... grandparents really have it all -- what they really want -- is to hear from us!
Grandparents Day originated in the USA. President Jimmy Carter decided that Grandparents Day would be celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. So, whatever you do -don't forget to get in touch with the important and special grandparents in the lives of you and your children.
Through their presence or their absence, our grandparents leave their indelible mark on each one of us...
I hope that you, whether a grandparent yourself, or have a cherished grandparent - will enjoy these quotes about grandparents and grandparenting:
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Quotes About Grandparenting to capture your heart...
GRANDPARENT AND GRANDPARENTING QUOTES:
There's nothing like having a grandchild to restore faith to heredity. ~Doug Larsen
Truth be told, there's nothing better than being a grandparent. All our elders know this and it is evidenced by that twinkle in their eyes. Of course, they know more than they let on—life's secrets have come to them through time, experience, and patience. ~author unknown
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. ~Welsh Proverb
The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren. ~Doug Larson
Grandparents are a family's greatest treasure, the founders of a loving legacy, The greatest storytellers, the keepers of traditions that linger on in cherished memory. Grandparents are the family's strong foundation. Their very special love sets them apart. Through happiness and sorrow, through their special love and caring, grandparents keep a family close at heart. ~author unknown
Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent. ~Donald A. Norberg
Grandparents are the footsteps to the future generations. ~author unknown
Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends - and hardly ever our own grown children. ~Ruth Goode
Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and Love. ~author unknown
"On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town." ~ Gene Perret
More Wonderful Quotes About Being a Grandparent...
The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children's children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future. ~Charles and Ann Morse
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet. ~Gene Perret
Grandparents can be role models about areas that may not be significant to young children directly but that can teach them about patience and courage when we are ill, or handicapped by problems of aging. Our attitudes toward retirement, marriage, recreation, even our feelings about death and dying may make much more of an impression than we realize. ~Le Shan
Grandparents bring about a side that you probably wish that's how your parents dealt with you while you were a child. Abundance of indulgence and unwavering love. ~ author unknown
Even young grandparents seem enormously old to a small child, although the child may politely deny it. One small girl, feeling proud of reaching the monumental age of four, turned to her young-looking grandmother and asked, “How come I’m so old if you’re so new?” ~Alison Judson Ryerson
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children. And if they can but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they can mature at a fast rate. ~Bill Cosby
Grandparents are similar to a piece of string - handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren. ~Author Unknown
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~Alex Haley
Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations. ~Jimmy Cart
It’s funny what happens when you become a grandparent. You start to act all goofy and do things you never thought you’d do. It’s terrific. ~ Mike Krzyzewski
Grandparenting Our Grandchildren
More Great Quotes About A Granparent...
Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren. ~Art Linkletter
Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child's growth as vitamins. ~Joyce Allston
Never have children, only grandchildren. ~Gore Vidal
Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS. ~Gene Perret
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap. ~Doug Larson
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. ~Lois Wyse
Grandparents should play the same role in the family as an elder statesman can in the government of a country. They have the experience and knowledge that comes from surviving a great many years of life's battles and the wisdom, hopefully, to recognise how their grandchildren can benefit from this. ~ Geoff Dench
Grandparents make the world...a little softer, a little kinder, a little warmer. ~author unknown
The presence of a grandparent confirms that parents were, indeed, little once, too, and that people who are little can grow to be big, can become parents, and one day even have grandchildren of their own. So often we think of grandparents as belonging to the past; but in this important way, grandparents, for young children, belong to the future. ~Fred Rogers
The very fact that you don’t look or act or feel like the grandparents of even a generation ago does not mean that you are less, but that you are more—in effect, an evolved form of grandparents, primed to do a bigger and more challenging job than any group before you." ~Arthur Kornhaber
Grandparent Quotes Continued...
Something magical happens when parents turns into grandparents. Their attitude changes from "money-doesn't-grow-on-trees" to spending it like it does.? ~ Paul Linden
They say genes skip generations. Maybe that's why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable. ~Joan McIntosh
Unconditional positive regard is rarely given by anyone except a grandparent. ~ author unknown
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent. ~Sam Levenson
Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being. ~Margaret Mead
The feeling of grandparents for their grandchildren can be expressed this way: “Our children are dear to us; but when we have grandchildren, they seem to be more dear than our children were.” ~Henry Old Coyote
Grandparents who want to be truly helpful will do well to keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves until these are requested. ~T Berry Brazelton
My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too. ~Gene Perret
Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? They suck it out of their grandparents. ~Gene Perret
Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old. ~Mary H. Waldrip
Grandparents Making Memories
We Just Can't Say Enough Wonderful Things About Grandparenting...
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly. ~Gene Perret
“Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” ~ Welsh Proverb
"Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother." ~Claudette Colbert
A zest for life is one of the most important examples a grandparent can pass on to their grandchildren. ~author unknown
I love this child. Red-haired—patient and gentle like her mother—fey and funny like her father. When she giggles I can hear him when he and I were young. I am part of this child. It may be only because we share genes and that therefore smell familiar to each other. . . . It may be that a part of me lives in her in some important way. . . . But for now, it’s jelly beans and “Old MacDonald” that unite us. ~Robert Fulghum
Grandchildren give us a second chance to do things better because they bring out the best in us. ~author unknown
Although you've raised children of your own, now you don't have to worry about all the responsibilities that come with parenting. You've earned the right to enjoy being a grandparent. ~author unknown
Didn't we, like our grandchildren, begin with a childhood we thought would never end? Now, all of a sudden, I'm older than my parents were when I thought they were old. ~ Lois Wyse
I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for self-defense. ~Gene Perret
Blessed be the ties that bind generations. ~author unknown
Grandparent and Grandparenting Links
- The LDS GrandParent Place
A wonderful new Blog that explores the adventures in grandparenting from an LDS perspective, teaching grandparents how to stay connected to their grandchildren eternally.
- The Grandparent Project
Grandparenting can be a challenge. Many have grandchildren who don’t live nearby. Making memories whether near or far... that's what the Grandparent project is all about -- staying connected with grandchildren.
- Grandparents TLC
Grandparent TLC is an enjoyable journey, where both Grandpa and Grammy get involve and share their stories about being grandparents and staying connected through the use of online technology.
- A Mother On Becoming A Grandmother...
If you are a new grandmother, then you will delight in reading about this mothers entry into the wonderful world of Grand-Parenting.
- A Mother’s Day Tribute to my Grandmother
A loving daughter shares her most cherished memories of her own Grandmother, and how this as influenced her life.
- LdsNana on Hubpages
LdsNana here on Hubpages, shares with you the things that are most important to her. Among these things, are the love she has for her family and that of being being a grandparent herself.
- My Grandmother
Her name is Esther, but I call her Mama. She is my grandmother and I want to wish her a happy 80th birthday. For several reasons, I cannot be with her on her special day but I want to let her know that I love her a lot, more than she can imagine.
Grandparents who truly care, make sacrifices for their grandchildren...
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