Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Grandparents

If anyone has read my blog much, you will know that I adore my grandchildren and love being a grammy! Someone sent me the following and I had to lift it from
my email and deposit it here because I think it is so precious. I hope
you will bear with me...and if your are a grandparent, you will
know why I enjoyed it so much!

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown

What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change,
and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. ~Gene Perret

Grandmothers are just 'antique' little girls. ~Author Unknown

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
~Welsh Proverb


A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead
of the television. ~Author Unknown

Never have children, only grandchildren. ~Gore Vidal

Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just
a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. ~Pam Brown


Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because
Grandfathers have only so many horsey rides in them. ~Gene Perret

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
~Ogden Nash

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just
you all day and now the day was complete. ~ Marcy DeMaree


Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. ~Author unknown

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our
hearts forever. ~Author Unknown

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren,
I'd have had them first. ~Lois Wyse


My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after
two or three hours with them, I believe it, too. ~Gene Perret

If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should
advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is
no fun for old people like it! ~Hannah Whithall Smith


It's such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother - that's why the
world calls her grandmother. ~Author Unknown

Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing
old. ~Mary H. Waldrip

You do not really understand something unless you can explain
it to your grandmother. ~Proverb



An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.
Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly. ~Gene Perret

The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby's grandparents. You
feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long
periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida. ~Dave Barry

I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for
self-defense. ~Gene Perret

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas
are short on criticism and long on love. ~Author Unknown


Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of
little children. ~Alex Haley


Grandmother - a wonderful mother with lots of
practice. ~Author Unknown

A grandparent is old on the outside but young on
the inside. ~Author Unknown

One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new
grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather. ~Joy Hargrove

It's amazing how grandparents seem so young once you
become one. ~Author Unknown

If your baby is 'beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses,
sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the
time,' you're the grandma. ~Teresa Bloomingdale


Grandparents are similar to a piece of string - handy to have
around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their
grandchildren. ~Author Unknown

What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say
that grandparents are God's gifts to children. And if they can
but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they
can mature at a fast rate. ~Bill Cosby

Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge
that he's married to a grandmother. ~G. Norman Collie
















10 comments:

Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

Hey, Joan! We were sitting in the cafeteria at the college today and in walked Pablo! We were surprised! We got to talk with him for a little bit! He told us how much they love, love, love you!!!! ( :

How's your back???

Ihaven't touched base in awhile! I hope all is well. We are still going through "interesting times"...and trusting the Lord.

Have a great day!

Amy said...

Hey Joan!
I've been slowing down a bit on the blogging as well...for the same reason. I do hope you keep blogging though!!!!!!!!!!! I love reading your blog and stories from your life!

Sassy Granny ... said...

My FAVORITE subject! Who knew? I was not prepared for the entralling magic that came with each new grand-babe.

It's the best!

Kathleen

Kim said...

Joan,

These pictures are great! Thanks so much for all your comments on my blog. It's so sweet of you to read my blog!

Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love hearing from you!!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I too love being a Granny..m..

Robin Lambright said...

Loved the pictures! and the perspective given the circumstances!
Blessings
Robin

Tonja H. said...

Hello Joan! Love this posting... I'm absolutely adoring the job of mother, and you're making me really anticipate the days when I get to call myself grandmother too! Though... not TOO soon. ;-) My oldest is only 11, after all. LOL Still, looking at all those adorable baby pictures... My arms are aching. :-)
Hugs!!
Tonja

Pam said...

I love this post!!
My husband often thinks it's funny to tell someone he's married to a Grandmother....but I don't mind that at all..to be called "Grandmother," or in my case "Mamaw," is the sweetest sound to my ears!
Have a beautiful week-
Pam

Meredith Teagarden(The Things we Carried) said...

How beautiful. I can only imagine the joy that will come with the title!