While sitting at the kitchen table with my Grandma on my left, and my Grandpa on my right, I realized how important spending time with my grandparents are. I sometimes lose track of how important they really are to me and how truly fortunate I am to have all four!
A grandparent’s love if different than any other. They love you in a way that makes you feel like you can do no wrong. Like that time you crashed the car and your parents couldn’t be more upset with you, your grandma was probably there telling you not to worry as she slips a $20 dollar bill in your pocket. But at the same time you would hate to do anything to disappoint them. Because that look of disappointment on their faces is 100x worse than it on your parents.
A grandparent’s love is that feeling when you see them smile as you perform your solo or play in your high school basketball game. They look at you in a way no one really can. I don’t know if you know what I mean but it’s a look of pure happiness, as if they couldn’t be more proud you.
A grandparent’s love make me consider their thoughts and feelings when I make a decision. I don’t just have the judgement and thoughts of my parents to consider. I have the caring and loving eyes of my grandparents watching my every decision in life. Now this might sound a little stressful to some but I am thankful, I have four more people in my life whose love I can count on no matter what.
Many people talk about how wise grandparents are, and as I continue to get older I too have realized how valuable their words really are. They hold the key to life (as cliché as that sounds), they have been through almost every stage. Making their knowledge and experiences priceless.
So as I sat there looking at the two wonderful people on either side of me, I realize how much I owe them. They helped me become the person I am, and the one I am going to be. They have shown me the importance of family and love. I hope everyone can be blessed with even a quarter of the love and support I am fortunate enough to have.