11.16.2007

Sprinkling Stardust

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

Can I tell you just how much I love this quote? Grandparent-hood is the nicest thing that's happened to me since my own children arrived. There is no greater source of joy in my life than these 4 wonderful little people. There is nothing sweeter to me than a set of little arms reaching out for me, love so clear on little faces, or the knowledge that these precious little ones want to spend time with me.

Such a gift! I liked the way Alex Haley expressed his thought: grandparents sprinkling stardust on the lives their grandchildren - -but he didn' t mention the stardust that gets sprinkled on our lives in return. When the phone rings and a small voice says "Grandma! I want you to come over to my house!", or when the door opens and your arms are suddenly full of a precious little one demanding a hug -- well, it's the greatest blessing I have ever experienced. My heart feels like it will burst sometimes with the love I have for these sweet, bright little people.

How thankful I am at this time of year and always for the gift of Grandma-hood. I yearn to be a stardust-sprinkler for a long time to come.

10 comments:

Natalie Scott said...

I've heard grandparent-hood is absolutely the best! You are an absurdly wonderful grandma and those little kiddos are very fortunate indeed!

Hacking it up said...

Jan, you are a stardust sprinkler to everyone!! I love watching you with your grandkids...you and Mark are such fun, loving grandparents.What a blessing you are to their little lives!Not to mention to my own kids...they love you too! Thanks for loving them, and always letting them feel that love at church, or anywhere!We are all truly blessed to have you!!LOVE YOU!!

Jori said...

Your grandkids are so lucky. You are such a sweet heart. My parents are banana's over their grandkids too. It's fun to watch them interact. "Sprinkling Stardust" is such an accurate description.

100 Percent Cottam said...

you do good work with that stardust, for sure!

Meet the Ludlow's said...

What a sweet quote. You are definitely a 'professional grandma!' Your grandkids are some lucky little people! They will be blessed for having you in their lives!

Emily said...

What a cute quote. I'd say it's an accurate description on grandparents. Your grandkids are lucky to have you!

Mel said...

I love that "sprinkling stardust". How true that is. What a wonderful grandma you are!! I know my parents love being grandparents as well.

Melissa said...

"Grandkids are your reward for not killing your children". I can't wait to have my own someday to spoil rotten then send back to mom and dad!

Kristi said...

Ditto to what Stephanie said!! You are one amazing Grandma and one incredible blessing to (my & all the) kids in primary. You truly do so much for so many children, and their lives are blessed for it!!

Holly O. said...

I love how grandparents can and should be another set of people to love my kids. And teach them. And be good examples. I'm sure your kids feel the same way about you. You are such a blessing for those little babies.