What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humour, comfort, lessons in life and most importantly cookies.
SUPER SATURDAY!/ Welcoming a new month and reflections on the old one.
Did you know that September 11th was Grandparent's Day here? I know that I didn't get any calls or cards in recognition of the day. It seems that it isn't a very well known holiday or at least not to my family.
In the years since Jimmy Carter first declared Grandparents Day a national holiday in 1978, we've been following his call to reflect on the impact grandparents have on our own lives and on society.
During the boom years, people were so busy, that older people were often forgotten about. There simply wasn't time to visit. This has all changed in recent years. Family and community bonds are now recognised for what they can bring: stability and hope in the midst of darkness and uncertainty. Grandparents are now being re-discovered for the many blessings that they can bring. They have a wisdom, love and experience of life that no money can buy. Their influence is beyond measure.
Just like Mother's Day and Father's Day, some may see it as just another marketing ploy for card companies to make more money. But at least it's a day that will highlight the huge role they play in our lives. Every day is a day to celebrate their special presence in our lives. My grandmother was my hero and the lessons she taught me will never be forgotten.
Being an older person, I sometimes feel like I really don't have much wisdom to share with others. There are so many new ideas out there that really go against the grain of what I believe, that my thoughts no longer have much relevance in today's world.
One thing I know and maybe two...you can never give a child too much love and the best thing parents can do for their children is to love each other.
October has arrived and it's a chilly 42 degrees here at my camper this morning. Our temps have taken a nosedive here but next week it's to warm up some. Of course inside it is much warmer. I have a trusty little heater that is taking the chill off. My camper furnace decided it didn't want to work any longer so the heater is filling in till I get it fixed. It's always good to have a back up plan.
Just sharing my grand'ma' wisdom with you today! Have a SUPER Saturday!