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The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children’s children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future. ~Charles and Ann Morse
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet. ~Gene Perret
Grandparents can be role models about areas that may not be significant to young children directly but that can teach them about patience and courage when we are ill, or handicapped by problems of aging. Our attitudes toward retirement, marriage, recreation, even our feelings about death and dying may make much more of an impression than we realize. ~Le Shan
Grandparents bring about a side that you probably wish that’s how your parents dealt with you while you were a child. Abundance of indulgence and unwavering love. ~ author unknown
Even young grandparents seem enormously old to a small child, although the child may politely deny it. One small girl, feeling proud of reaching the monumental age of four, turned to her young-looking grandmother and asked, “How come I’m so old if you’re so new?” ~Alison Judson Ryerson
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
Grandparents are similar to a piece of string – handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren. ~Author Unknown
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~Alex Haley
Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations. ~Jimmy Cart
It’s funny what happens when you become a grandparent. You start to act all goofy and do things you never thought you’d do. It’s terrific. ~ Mike Krzyzewski
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More Great Quotes About A Granparent…
Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren. ~Art Linkletter
Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins. ~Joyce Allston
Never have children, only grandchildren. ~Gore Vidal
Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS. ~Gene Perret
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap. ~Doug Larson
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. ~Lois Wyse
Grandparents should play the same role in the family as an elder statesman can in the government of a country. They have the experience and knowledge that comes from surviving a great many years of life’s battles and the wisdom, hopefully, to recognise how their grandchildren can benefit from this. ~ Geoff Dench
Grandparents make the world…a little softer, a little kinder, a little warmer. ~author unknown
The presence of a grandparent confirms that parents were, indeed, little once, too, and that people who are little can grow to be big, can become parents, and one day even have grandchildren of their own. So often we think of grandparents as belonging to the past; but in this important way, grandparents, for young children, belong to the future. ~Fred Rogers
The very fact that you don’t look or act or feel like the grandparents of even a generation ago does not mean that you are less, but that you are more—in effect, an evolved form of grandparents, primed to do a bigger and more challenging job than any group before you.” ~Arthur Kornhaber
Grandparent Quotes Continued…
Something magical happens when parents turns into grandparents. Their attitude changes from “money-doesn’t-grow-on-trees” to spending it like it does.? ~ Paul Linden
They say genes skip generations. Maybe that’s why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable. ~Joan McIntosh
Unconditional positive regard is rarely given by anyone except a grandparent. ~ author unknown
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent. ~Sam Levenson
Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being. ~Margaret Mead
The feeling of grandparents for their grandchildren can be expressed this way: “Our children are dear to us; but when we have grandchildren, they seem to be more dear than our children were.” ~Henry Old Coyote
Grandparents who want to be truly helpful will do well to keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves until these are requested. ~T Berry Brazelton
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
Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? They suck it out of their grandparents. ~Gene Perret
Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old. ~Mary H. Waldrip
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We Just Can’t Say Enough Wonderful Things About Grandparenting…
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly. ~Gene Perret
“Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” ~ Welsh Proverb
“Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother.” ~Claudette Colbert
A zest for life is one of the most important examples a grandparent can pass on to their grandchildren. ~author unknown
I love geometric t shirts uk this child. Red-haired—patient and gentle like her mother—fey and funny like her father. When she giggles I can hear him when he and I were young. I am part of this child. It may be only because we share genes and that therefore smell familiar to each other. . . . It may be that a part of me lives in her in some important way. . . . Men’s Desgin Dressed indie street art polar bear feel your heart Short Sleeve T Shirts But for now, it’s jelly beans and “Old MacDonald” that unite us. ~Robert Fulghum
Grandchildren give us a second chance to do things better because they bring out the best in us. ~author unknown
Although you’ve raised children of your own, now you don’t have to worry about all the responsibilities that come with parenting. You’ve earned the right to enjoy being a grandparent. ~author unknown
Didn’t we, like our grandchildren, begin with a childhood we thought would never end? Now, all of a sudden, I’m older than my parents were when I thought they were old. ~ Lois Wyse
I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have – if only for self-defense. ~Gene Perret
Blessed be the ties that bind generations. ~author unknown
Grandparent and Grandparenting Links
The LDS GrandParent Place
A wonderful new Blog that explores the adventures in grandparenting from an LDS perspective, teaching grandparents how to stay connected to their grandchildren eternally.
The Grandparent Project
Grandparenting can be a challenge. Many have grandchildren who don’t live nearby. Making memories whether near or far… that’s what the Grandparent project is all about — staying connected with grandchildren.
Grandparent TLC is an enjoyable journey, where both Grandpa and Grammy get involve and share their stories about being grandparents and staying connected through the use of online technology.
A Mother On Becoming A Grandmother…
If you are a new grandmother, then you will delight in reading about this mothers entry into the wonderful world of Grand-Parenting.
A Mother’s Day Tribute to my Grandmother
A loving daughter shares her most cherished memories of her own Grandmother, and how this as influenced her life.
LdsNana on Hubpages
LdsNana here on Hubpages, shares with you the things that are most important to her. Among these things, are the love she has for her family and that of being being a grandparent herself.
Her name is Esther, but I call her Mama. She is my grandmother and I want to wish her a happy 80th birthday. For several reasons, I cannot be with her on her special day but I want to let her know that I love her a lot, more than she can imagine.
Grandparents who truly care, make sacrifices for their grandchildren…
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sendingLawrence Schwirian 18 months ago
Grandchildren are God’s way of rewarding grandparents for having children.
ravindra lad 3 years ago
grandparents is the heart of indian family .they gives us experience and love.
Reg McDonald 3 years ago
I love being a grandparent, and love my grandkids. The problem I am finding is the comparison between the way we grand parent and the way my daughter in laws parents grandparent. They are loving grandparents and like to always give money to their daughter and kids and call all the time to either talk to their daughter or grandkids. We don’t as much and are critized for it as if its bad. Her parents even made the comment that they would go into debt for them. As much as I love them and unless it was for health reasons for my grand kids or family, I would not go into debt. There is no right or wrong way here, I just wish I could get that through there heads on that, as long as I love my kids, money should never come into it. Thoughts???
Nathan Goodluck Kulola 4 years ago
i love my grandparents alot… R.I.P my lovely grandpa .. no human had been like you in this world ever
idigwebsites 4 years ago from United States
This makes me miss my grandfather, because I was very close to him than I was with my own parents hehehehe.
Thanks for posting! Up and beautiful. 🙂
marion langley 4 years ago from The Study
I LOVE my grandparents…they were great at explaining my parents to me. LOL Giving grandchildren to my parents and the parents of my husband has been a special joy for me because of the delight they bring each other. Now with so many of the older generation remarrying all I can say is…they better be ready to spoil my kids! Thanks for writing, I especially loved the picture of the grandparent, each holding the hand of a child, approaching each other on the beach…very sweet!
shubhangi 4 years ago
I m sssoooooooo!! glad to read this . Its ssooo heart touching thoughts .I luvv them very much
Damini 5 years ago
I am greatiy influenced by the awesome quotes,it’s really worth reading .Thanks for the delightful thoughts.
KenWu 5 years ago from Malaysia
Thought I’m still far from being a grandparent but those quotes are truly awesome. Both my maternal and paternal grandparents all have passed away when I was still small. How things would be different if I could have a ‘personal relationship’ with them!
Lisa 5 years ago
Thanks for this site. I was looking for quotes for a card for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary and found several here that are fitting!! Great collection and thanks again!!
Phyllis 5 years ago
Just read your quote collection! Very fun! Grandparenting is very special and no one understands that feeling until you become one! I just started a site on grandparenting ideas. It is www.grandparentsplus.com. I’m just beginning to blog the ideas so it is a work in progress.
paul callan england 5 years ago
Joy for me is a month old beauty called Scarlet — my first grand child. I may be a hard-nosed old British journalist, but I start weeping whenever I hold her!
aj 5 years ago
Chuck D. 5 years ago
It’s funny how one’s grandkids are so perfect when their parents raise them all wrong.
Grammy/Meema Barbara 5 years ago
Gods greatest gifts on earth are grandchildren
Elizabeth 6 years ago
What a wonderful site. When I became a mum I thought nothing in the world could ever top it. How wrong I was. Being a grandma is so wonderful there aren’t words to describe it. The interaction with these little souls, my 3 precious grandsons, is priceless. The best gift from above.
Nirav 6 years ago
Very good Quotes. Grandparents play an unforgettable role in our lives.this are lovely quotes..Thank u for this..
pranu 6 years ago
juz loved it
vinit 6 years ago
lovely quotes … really loved the last pic ..it made me remember of my childhood days with my grandparents
grand parents day is the day which a grandchild will wait to wish their grandparents and keep them happy i love my grandpraents they to love
I WISH YOU VERY HAPPY GRANDPARENTSDAY
niharika 6 years ago
it is a very good site which inspiars childern
Author Lisa Tortorello 6 years ago
This is a great site! I was blessed to know my grandparents on both sides of the family. As I was growing up, my grandpa (my mom’s dad) and I became very close…Talk about 2 peas in a pod. When he suddenly had a stroke some years ago and never recovered, it hit me like a ton of bricks…so much so that over the years, I wrote a book about what a wonderful man he was and what a great impact he had on my life. My wish is that every child could have a such a special relationship with at least one of their grandparents…what a wonderful world this would be if that were to happen!
sakshi 6 years ago
my grandparents are so sweet and i love them very much.they do lot of sacrifices in their life.i’m proud to have such grandparents.
I LOVE YOU GRANDMA she is with me everyday still…
Michelle Simtoco 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines
Write On I am moved by your hub. Such beautiful quotes and photos. I miss my grandma and grandpa and the love they have shared with me. But I treasure all the moments we’ve had together. Thanks for this wonderful hub. 🙂
Oh yes, our grandchildren really are such angels! Okay, I don’t like getting older either, but if grand-parenting is the trade-off, I will take it in a heartbeat:-)
Yet, I constantly need to remind myself this, as I look in the mirror each day and detect more signs of aging. Who wants to grow old without grandchildren in the mix… not me! How depressing:-(
Hooray for grandchildren!
That is what I too, love about being a grandparent! Our grandchildren truly teach us how to love, and so very freely! I really love that you “also” have a picture of a beloved grandchild with you in your profile pic:-)
Above everything else that we do, nothing brings more joy and fulfilment to life, that what we do to connect with these little ones.
Thanks for commenting.
I love the Hub that you wrote about your own dear grandmother. It is touching to read and to see how this amazing woman has influenced your own life. It is a beautiful tribute to the both of you.
When the day comes, and you have your own grandchildren – what a blessing you will be to them, as you truly understand the great power of Grand-Parenting.
Regarding the last photo… When I saw this picture of these “apparently” two grandparents with what I believe to be their grandchild – I too, was deeply touched. I could not help but be strengthened, just knowing the familial bonds that were most likely in action here…
Some cultures, are much better at not only honoring grandparents, but integrating the grandparents as part of the family unit. I honestly feel, that this is the ideal way in which a grandparent can influence their grandchildren.
Today, we as grandparents are so independent. Society tells us, that after we have raised our own children and sent them off to college – they are on their own – and we are free. Hmm? I’m not sure what that says about us here in the U.S.?
I have some personal goals about being a grandparent and maintaining influence in my grandchildrens lives… Not saying though, that I want to be the parent! Been there done that:-)
amy jane –
Yes, whether we ourselves are a grandparent, or we are blessed to have grandparents in our lives – it is a wonderful blessing. Glad you enjoyed the grandparent quotes.
Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free
Well done my dear..I love being a grandma..(.but not getting old)…Time flies by when you are having fun I guess. To me there is nothing like grandchildren…they are our Angels on Earth….they bring so much to us and are so eager to please and learn..It makes one feel proud…Thanks for this inspiring hub and nice tribute to all grandparents…….G-Ma :o) hugs
Tom Koecke 9 years ago from Tacoma, Washington
I love being a grandpa!
I took Elliana to dinner a little over a week ago. She leaned over like she wanted to whisper something to me, and gave me a kiss on my cheek! She’s the cutie in the picture with me, and the subject of My Greatest Pleasure!
Great hub. I’m a fan now!
trish1048 9 years ago
A very heart warming hub. Love the quotes. Now that I’m a grandparent, I can fully relate to the joy my own grandparents shared with me.
Thanks so much for sharing,
Roberta Kyle 9 years ago from Central New Jersey
lovely hub and great quotes. I have heard that ” being a grandmother is your reward for having been a mother”–Don’t know as I have grown children but no grandchildren–yet:-) I know about this wonderful special relationship from the other side of it as I was very close to my grandmother–she did so much to make me who I am and I miss her soooooooo much even though she has been gone for years.
Wendy Iturrizaga 9 years ago from France
I love that last photo it says so much…
amy jane 9 years ago from Connecticut
A wonderful collection of quotes about grandparenting! I’m not a grandma yet, but I do know how special that realationship can be. It is something to be treasured!:)
Thank you very much. I’m really glad that you like these grandparenting quotes. It was very fun for me to put this hub together.
Shayne Packer 9 years ago
I am impressed! This is a very thorough and well researched piece of work. Great quotes, delightful photos, useful links to grandparenting sites and blogs. Nicely done!
AuthorWrite On! 9 years ago from United States
Thanks for popping over. I really enjoyed searching and digging around for all of these wonderful quotes about Grandparents and grand-parenting. Like you, my own grandparents are not around. But, my parents and my husband’s mother are still kicking. Reading these great quotes -some funny and some inspirational, has helped me to better focus on the importance of grand-parenting.
I too am a grandparent myself now. It is the absolute joy of my life. I can truly appreciate so many of the sentiments that are shared in these quotes.
In The Doghouse 9 years ago from California
What an awesome Hub honoring the grandparent in all of our lives. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the different quotes on grandparenting and just browsing through the blog itself, as it is beautifully laid out with awesome pictures as well. I will try to remember my grandparents on grandparent day, even though they are no longer with me to share the occasion. I will definitely remind my children to remember their grandparents as well. Thanks for sharing this beautiful tribute.