I’d like to think that the greatest gifts my husband and I have ever given our parents are in the form of two precious beings who they lovingly call their grandchildren. I can’t help but wonder if becoming a grandparent allows our parents to relive the magic they felt when they first laid eyes on us. It’s no wonder their eyes light up each time they see a beloved grandchild.
In celebration of Grandparents Day, I wanted to share some quotes about grandparents. Most often it is the grandparents who think they are the lucky ones, but us parents are pretty lucky ourselves. We get to watch the eyes of our parents light up as they hold our babies and reminisce about the days when we were small. And we get to see the excitement that graces our children’s faces when we tell them we are going to visit their grandparents.
Oftentimes, our parents give us the gift of life. If we are fortunate, they help prepare us for adulthood and love us all the way up to it and each day after. And then one day, we give them a gift too — the gift of grandchildren and a chance to impart some magic into the next generation. Take a look at 11 sweet quotes just in time for Grandparents Day.
“Grandparents are the footsteps to the future generations.” – Author Unknown
They are the footsteps into the future
“Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories, and love.” Author Unknown
They are a combination of the good stuff — laughter, stories, kind gestures, stories and love.
“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
They shape the way we remember.
“The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.” – Sam Levenson
Grandparents are quite similar to a simple toy.
“Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old.” – Mary H. Waldrip
Perhaps the best form of compensation (ever!)
“Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” – Margaret Mead
Together they, grandparents and grandchildren, are what it takes.
“Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.” – Lois Wyse
They connect generations.
“If your baby is ‘beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,’ you’re the grandma.” – Teresa Bloomingdale
Doesn’t it seem like little ones are always absolute angels for their grandparents? Don’t believe me? Just ask grandma.
“A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside.” – Author Unknown
Old (but not that old!) on the outside and young on the inside.
“Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” – Welsh Proverb
With the arrival of their grandchildren comes a new kind of love.
“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” – Alex Haley
Grandparents have the ability to do things no one else can do. Like babies, they’re magic!More On