7.21.2008

Grandparenthood Rocks

Daniel - age 5

Ben - age 3

Maya - age 4 (actually she will tell you that she's really 4 3/4)

Mason - age 2

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

Surely this quote could be expanded to include Grandpas as well. I know very well that when our kiddoes call just to say 'good morning' or to tell us their latest news, when I pass the phone to Grandpa for his turn, his voice just lights up. It really does. It's fun to hear that he's as happy to hear from these precious little people and to have some time to chat with them as I am.

I'm spoiled because I get more day-to-day time with them, but I know that he has the same feelings as I do: the day really is better when we get to hear from them.

Grandparenthood is even better than it's been advertised -- and I knew it would be great. My expectations have been repeatedly surpassed.

How lucky am I?!

14 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

best grandparents ever, i must say! the kiddos adore you.

Rebecca said...

Just remember those cuties are lucky to have you too!!

Tiburon said...

Man! If only parenthood wasn't so hard - I guess grandparenthood is the payoff!

Natalie Scott said...

Grandparenthood is amazing! Ryan's parents will be here in a couple of weeks and my kids are already counting down the days. They love them so much, and so do we, because it's so nice to have someone else who loves your kids as much as you do!

Ashley said...

what a sweet post!

Suzanne said...

I couldn't agree with you more. My day is always more complete when I've heard my grandchildren's little voices or heard about their antics on a blog, by email, or recounted over the phone by their parents. Grandparenthood IS even better than it's been advertised, but that's because there are no words to describe that kind of "wonderful!"

Suzanne said...

I forgot! You have adorable grandchildren ... those pictures are so precious!

Chris and Tara Mason said...

They love you too! Thanks Suzanne for thinking our kids are cute!

Jane said...

Hi Jan! You are seriously the most amazing grandma (among other amazing things you are) that I know. I hope I'm like you when I grow up :) Seriously, your grandkids are so blessed to have you. Not to mention your own kids!

Jeppson said...

You have such a cute group, and they are all so lucky to have you.

hoLLy said...

i never thought i would be excited to be a grandparent, but after reading your blog and knowing you, i am actually looking forward to it someday! it sounds like so much fun:) and i hope i'm as awesome as a grandma as you.

MiaKatia said...

Darn Jan you just made me cry ;) I think Grandparents are some kind of special.

Kristi said...

I love that quote--Grandma's do make you feel like that!!! And you are a WONDERFUL Grandma--I love seeing with your grandkids because you are so good to them. What a blessing for y'all to have eachother.

Cammie said...

My parents are fabulous grandparents just like you, and I miss my own grandparents everyday.