As you read these quotes below, remember that grandchildren enrich the lives of all the family.
This is the greatest time of life filled with fun and adventure, love and kisses, hugs and songs that you haven't sung in years.
You, hopefully, have 40 weeks to get prepared for the best time of your life!
I watched the latest funny story of grandparents visiting their three
grandchildren and trying to adapt to the new parenting program that the
grandchildren live by! We had a good laugh at times and I really enjoyed watching it!
The title is Parental Guidance with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler.
Her comment in the promotional was "Do you know what grandparenting is?" He commented no and she followed with "Grandparenting is our second chance at parenting!"
I have heard this remark more than once! Remember, enjoy this special time and capture those wonderful memories and quotes for future reference!
If you are thinking about any of these creative ways of remembering your new status as a grandparent--grandmother or grandfather, then consider using one these sayings or composing your own in your individual work.
What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies!
Grandson's Teddy Bear
If you enjoy scrapbooking, I hope you will enjoy using these in your album.
"Grandfathers are just antique little boys."
This message below was on a personalized box that my daughter created for my husband to announce her pregnancy to our family. However, this pregnancy ended in a miscarriage.
"One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new Grandbaby around the finger of a Grandfather!" --Joy Hargrove
“A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.”—Lois Wyse
“When a child is born, so are grandmothers.” –Judith Levy
“Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.”—Author Unknown
"A grandchild reaches for your hand and touches your heart."--Author Unknown
“Grandparents are similar to a piece of string—handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren.”—Author Unknown
“Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories, and love.”—Author Unknown
"I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know
what his grandson will be."—Abraham Lincoln
“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
There was several plaques at Nana’s home where all her Grandkids agreed!
“There’s no place like home except Grandma’s.”—Author Unknown
“Grandmother—a wonderful mother with lots of practice.”—Author unknown
“Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.”—Welsh proverb
“Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother.”—Edward H. Dreschnack
“It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother—that’s why the world calls her grandmother.”—Author Unknown
"If life is a roller coaster, then being a Grandma is the whole amusement park!"--Author Unknown
My Mother, aka Nana, pieced quilt tops for each of her five grandchild. Each quilt was different as each grandchild, made with pure cotton to last a lifetime, with her loving hands....not by machine! You see each tiny piece of every quilt top was cut and sewn precisely and lovingly by her hands to teach patience and love that is rarely found in today's world!
This was a quote on top of a memory box that Mom has had in her bedroom for years. As I was looking for a picture inside this box, I realized how important this quote is as it ties the quilts and her life to ours!
Her wisdom is an art
she shares so generously--
Her words are golden threads
that bind our family.
We're covered by a quilt of love
it warms us like no other....
God used the hands of one so dear--
The one we call Grandmother.
--1996 Patricia J. Harber-Hacker
As I roam around antique and consignment stores, I often see inspirational sayings about Grandparents and parents on painted signs. I hope you enjoy a few of these special quotes listed below that I have found especially important to my life experience as a grandparent!
If an author was listed it was included. However, these signs didn't recognized the original author of the statement. The creative design of the signs were the primary focus.
Wish I could have photographed all the signs on grandparenting that I have observed during the last two years. Next time you are in any shop, just look around and I'm sure you will see some great signs or inspirational sayings!
Ok, I know this plaque isn't about grandparents or parents, but a description of brotherhood and how much each should enjoy the other! Yes, this is a powerful message for both brothers and sisters! My hope is that as our twin grandsons get older, they will realize that they will be "best friends for life!"
So as you reflect on quotes that you have heard about your grandparents or that represent you as a grandparent, please jot them down below! We need to share these words of encouragement and love through quotes about grandparetns!
Do you have a favorite quote about grandparenting? Share it!