Sep 06

The World is a Better Place Because of Grandparents

This Sunday, September 11, is National Grandparents Day.  This day was founded by Marian McQuade as a way of getting grandchildren to visit their grandparents who lived in nursing homes.  Soon, the day received national attention thanks to President Carter, who proclaimed the first Sunday following Labor Day as National Grandparents Day in 1978.

Without a doubt, the world is a better place because of loving grandparents.  Grandparents create a home away from home for us all.  As children, it was always a great treat to visit the grandparents.  They seemed to cook the best meals, have the coolest games, and have the most comfortable guest rooms ever.  Often grandparents spoiled us with extra dessert, a treat at the store, and trips to the movies.

Grandparents are also there for us as adults, especially in our times of need.  Grandparents often help us with we’re down on our luck.  They provide a place to stay if we need it, a little financial support when it’s necessary, and constant emotional support.  That’s not to say that they’re never stern when they need to be, but they’ve lived through enough hard times to know that a little help is always appreciated.

How often do you thank your grandparents for everything they have done for you?  Even if you do this often, be sure to think of them on Grandparents Day.  Send them flowers, take them out to lunch, or at least call and say hello.  They always appreciate hearing from you, just as you appreciate all they’ve done for you.


Grandparents Day Flowers in Kansas City

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