Every child should have a grandparent. If you didn’t have one, you missed something irreplaceable. Most grandparents give their grandchildren a rare gift–unconditional love.
I had all four grandparents. My Grandpa Drake would say, “I have no doubt you could grow up to be the president of the United States. I would be even prouder if you decide to be a missionary. Whatever you decide to do, I will always be proud of you.”
My Granddaddy Tewell treated me like I was the most special little girl he had ever met. Of course, his other granddaughters problably felt the same way. He would try to teach his grandsons how things grow. He would let them drive his tractor. He always had a box of chocolates to share. That was a rare treat.
I adored my grandmothers as well. I loved it when my mother was struggling to get the tangles out of my long hair and my grandmother said, “Jessie, be careful. You’re hurting her.”
LETS CELEBRATE THE GIFT OF GRANPARENTING