Grandparents. They hold a special place in grandkid's hearts. There's a special relationship between a grandchild and their grandparents that can't really be described, but it's a relationship I couldn't imagine my life without. My grandparents mean the world to me and will forever remain as one of the most beautiful and influential relationships in my life.
1. They have the COOLEST stories.
Listening to my grandpa's hilarious teenage stories and my grandma's sweet stories of their first few dates and how they met never gets old. There's nothing as great as learning about your grandparent's lives while they were growing up and realizing that they were kids, just like you.
I always look forward to hanging out with my grandparents because I know that means I'll be eating some dang good food pretty soon! Plus, when I was younger and my parents said no to dessert, grandma's cookies always came to the rescue.
My grandparents are huge goofballs and they have the best sense of humor. And although I may be a tad bit biased, no one can make me laugh as hard as my grandparents do!
Of course we would never actually use these stories as blackmail, but we love to know that our parents messed up when they were our age too! Our parents are always right and we respect them, but laughing at their stories when they were younger is always a perk.
I don't know what it is about grandparent's advice but somehow, they always know what to do and say. Leave it to my grandparents to be so wise and influential in my life decisions.
Your memories with your grandparents are some of the most prominent memories from your childhood and recalling those memories always make you smile. There's so many memories to choose from, but I will always remember putting my grandpa's (basically non-existent) hair into small rollers and him letting me pretend to do his makeup. What a trooper.
Listening to the way my grandparents talk about one another has always made me long for a beautiful and Godly relationship like their's. My grandpa passed away 11 years ago, but my grandma still speaks of him with the fondest tone of voice and with so much love and respect for the man he was.
The highlight of my day is getting a hug from my grandparents, there's nothing like them.
It's one of our biggest goals in life to make our grandparents proud, but no matter what we accomplish, they always are. We will always strive to accomplish great things in our academic, career and social life so we can share those triumphs with them, but even if we just learn how to make a new pasta dish, our grandparents are proud of us.
I am so close to my grandparents and I couldn't imagine having it any other way. They're some of the first people I want to share my good and bad days with because I know they'll be there to support me no matter what. Picturing ever having a relationship like ours with anyone else is pretty much impossible, and I'm totally ok with that.