"To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid."
― Robert Brault
Your task as a parent doesn't really end when your children leave home and start a family of their own. It's then that life gives you a grander title―that of being a grandparent. Considered to be a step higher than that of the child's parents, you take on the role of mediator, confidante, and most-trusted friend. Being a grandparent is one task that is filled with love, light moments of laughter, and another chance to relive the good old days of childhood.
It is amazing to see grandparents and grandchildren form strong bonds despite the age difference between them. What's truly beautiful about this relationship is that it doesn't matter if the grandchild is a tiny little babe in the cradle or a mature individual, for the grandparent, he/she remains the cherished apple of his/her eye. Needless to say, the feelings are reciprocated by the grandchildren who tend to value, love, and cherish the relationship they share with their grandparents.
From Grandparents to Grandchildren
When Emotions Flow ...
You are the child of my child,
and your life is a joy to me.
I am grateful to have you in my life.
As I watch through the generations,
I am reminded that the bonds we form
Are as everlasting as the spirit. ― Author Unknown
Child of my child, heart of my heart.
Your smile bridges the years between us...
I am young again, discovering the world through your eyes.
You have the time to listen and I have the time to spend,
Delighted to gaze at familiar, loved features made new in you again.
Through you, I see the future. Through me, you'll see the past.
In the present, we'll love one another as long as these moments last. ― Author Unknown
The promise of tomorrow
And the hope of dreams come true...
A reminder of the childhood
That's still a part of you...
The wonder of a miracle
From which this love began...
There is so much found in the touch
Of holding a grandchild's hand. ― Author Unknown
God made grandsons...
God blended a pinch of mischief with two parts of love and joy; He added a special sparkle to each special boy. God made grandsons to keep us energetic, and always on our toes. To bless our lives with laughter, and hold our memories close. To lighten our days, and brighten our ways. ― Author Unknown
God made granddaughters...
God made granddaughters to give our lives variety, and to keep our hearts young. God draped each morning with sunshine, and sprinkled each night with song. He hollowed out spaces for laughter, and created joys to last long after: then reserved a special place for tenderness when God made granddaughters. ― Author Unknown
Quotes About Grandchildren
"They say genes skip generations. Maybe that is why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable." ― Joan McIntosh
Children are the rainbow of life. Grandchildren are the pot of gold. ― Irish Blessing
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers. ― Proverbs 17:6 (ESV)
"Your sons weren't made to like you. That's what grandchildren are for." ― Jane Smiley
"Perfect love sometimes does not come until grandchildren are born." ― Welsh Proverb
"Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation." ― Lois Wyse
"A grandchild is a gift from above, one to cherish and to love." ― Author Unknown
"God gave us loving grandchildren as a reward for all our random acts of kindness." ― Author Unknown
"Never have children, only grandchildren." ― Gore Vidal
"Grandchildren are precious gifts given to parents from their children." ― Author Unknown
"Grandchildren are loving reminders of what we're really here for." ― Janet Lanese
"Do you know why children are so full of energy? Because they suck it out of their grandparents." ― Gene Perret
"If I had known grandchildren were this much fun I would have had them first." ― Author Unknown
"The grandchildren should not bear the debts of the grandparents." ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb
"The joy of grandchildren is measured in the heart." ― Author Unknown
"Grandchildren don't make a woman feel old; it's being married to a grandfather that bothers her." ― Author Unknown
"Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap." ― Doug Larson
"With your own children, you love them immediately― and with grandchildren, it's exactly the same." ― Kevin Whately
"What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure." ― Gene Perret
Being a grandparent
Sayings About Grandchildren
Grandchildren fill a space in your heart you never knew was empty.
We may not be rich and famous, but our grandchildren are priceless.
A grandchild reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
While we try to teach our grandchildren about life, our grandchildren teach us what life is all about.
Grandchildren complete life's circle of love.
Grandchildren make the world a little softer, a little kinder, a little warmer.
Grandchildren are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
Grandchildren are like a warm blanket on a cold day. Just having one in your arms makes you feel great.
Grandchildren are like flowers; you never get tired of watching them grow.
Side by side or miles apart, grandchildren are always close to the heart.
Grandchildren are like stars... they sparkle and shine.
Grandchildren are angels without any wings. Blessing our lives with the most precious things.
The most precious jewels you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your grandchildren.
The joy of grandchildren is measured in the heart.
A grandchild is a gift from above; one to cherish and to love.
A grandchild's hug lasts long after they let go.
God's most precious work of art is the warmth and love of a grandchild's heart.
Your children weren't made to like you. That's what grandchildren are for.
Grandchildren are like snowflakes. Each one is beautifully unique.
There's nothing like a grandchild to put a smile on your face, a lump in your throat and a warm feeling in your heart.
The real miracle of life occurs when your child's child is born.
Grandchildren ... the greatest gift your heart will ever know.
You have got the whole world in your arms when you hold your grandchild.
Grandchildren are the best part of getting old.
A grandchild's laugh is sunshine in the house.
If you think you can't love anyone more than you love your children, wait until you look into the eyes of your grandchildren and really fall in love.
Just when you think you know all that love is... along come the grandchildren.
Grandchildren have a special way of bringing joy to everyday.
A grandchild is a blessing. A gift from heaven above, a precious little angel to cherish and to love.
Grandchildren are the pieces of the heart.
is a blessing. For with the little ones, you learn to see things anew. After all, it takes a patient and caring heart to nurture equally loving and tender grandchildren.