Being a grandma is a wonderful thing, much better than success or fame. Children reward in such genuine ways, just by saying “grandma” as your name!
Traveling miles upon miles in one day, just to collect several tiny embraces, is worth every hour and effort expended, the minute I gaze on their faces.
A week of vacation with several grand kids is far better than resorts or cruises. I’d rather read books on the couch with some tikes, and collect several “climb-on-me” bruises!
Coloring books and crayons in array, would cover the kitchen table for hours, as grandma and kids colored inside-the-lines of countless puppies, kittens and flowers.
Mealtime began with tiny hands holding around that same table all set with food, as a sweet little voice offered thanks to their Creator, (and reminded us that everyone should!)
Tiny fingers picking up bites off of small plastic plates is quite beautiful, as they daintily grasp each tidbit with skill and grin with glee as they taste each new morsel!
Grandchildren give grandma’s a very rare gift, and remind us of joy in what’s simple. Politics, troubles, crime, bosses and budgets don’t keep little children from being joyful!
Instead, they focus on which toy they will carry, or which color of crayon to use, Or, they delight in pink polka-dots on their dress, or the bright cheerful color of their shoes.
Copyright August 2012