Why My Grandparents Are The Best
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Why My Grandparents Are The Best

Because we all take them for granted.

Why My Grandparents Are The Best
Taylor Hayden

I struggle where to begin writing this article because no article, picture, Facebook status, tweet, birthday card, or phone call can really fully explain why MY grandparents are the best. They deserve so much more than I can even begin to think of giving them, and yet, some of us don't give them the credit they deserve in raising us.

While most kids were sent to daycare, my grandparents welcomed all of their grandkids with open arms to watch them throughout the day for whatever reason necessary. Most people think that retired grandparents get to "lay back and relax" or "knit and play golf." Let me tell you, my grandparents do not fit under that umbrella. They fit under the, "Picking up all of the loose ends of the family so my kids and grandkids can experience life to the fullest" umbrella. They drove me to dance rehearsals, sports practices and tournaments, come pick me up from college when my parents are busy at work, drive all over the Midwest to sports games and show choir events, and do it all just because they want to without ever complaining.

My grandpa fixes everything that goes wrong at our house (and trust me, it's a lot), and my grandma will do anything and everything for her grandkids. (She started a whole show choir at my small, private school just because I wanted one.) My grandpa drives to Iowa City at least once a week to take my brother to Iowa basketball games because he loves spending time with his grandkids, and my grandma calls me a few times a week just to chat. Nothing can put into perspective how much they love their grandchildren or how much their grandchildren love them.

I think I fail to tell them how much they mean to me and truly how much I love them. I couldn't have had half of the opportunities I did if it wasn't for my willing grandparents to do anything they needed to do. They move heaven and earth to make their kids' and grandkids' lives easier and nothing I ever do will be able to repay them for all they have done for me. Thank you for being my biggest fan, my place to come and eat all of the sugar I want, my biggest and warmest hugs, for all of the grocery trips, and always making me feel like I have a place to go.

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