Grandparents: Memories that will last a lifetime…even when you are gone

Through their presence or their absence, our grandparents leave their permanent mark on each one of us. They are a family’s greatest treasure, the founders of a loving legacy, the greatest storytellers, and the keepers of traditions lingering on in cherished memory. Grandparents are the family’s strong foundation. Their very special love sets them apart. Through happiness and sorrow, through their special love and caring, grandparents keep a family close.
Both my Granny and Gramps have impacted my life in numerous ways. I love spending time with them, and fortunately with them living so close, I am able to see them often.
I love spending time with my grandparents because no matter what we do, they know how to make it fun. Somehow we always end up laughing at the most ridiculous things that would only make sense to us. We like to watch old movies and enjoy each other’s company. I love listening to stories about their lives and the crazy things they did at my age. At the same time I really like being able to spend time with each of them separately. My Granny and I love to go shopping and talk about what’s on our minds. We always have fun and benefit from a day out of the house together. My Gramps and I have had some pretty fun times together too. One of my favorite memories with him is going fishing when I was younger. It made me feel special when he would take me fishing at his favorite spot. These days we don’t go fishing anymore, but we still have our special time together. I’ve found  I have learned more about both my grandparents just by spending precious time with them.
My grandparents have had such a major impact on my life that I will never forget. They have always been there for me no matter what through the good and bad times. They have always supported me in everything I do whether they were there to see it happen or not. They always made it known how proud of me they are and have loved me unconditionally. Their encouragement toward me to pursue my dreams no matter how unrealistic they are has helped me get to where I am today. Perhaps the chief way they have impacted my life has been through their spiritual life. They are both strong Christians, and have set the example for how my personal relationship with Christ should be. Their faith in God and his promises is so deep. I don’t think there is a time when we get together that they don’t remind me of God’s love for me.
Now that I am older and I am preparing to head to college, I have come to realize how important my relationship with my grandparents is. I know that I’ll miss them, but I am glad  I have been able to create so many happy memories with them over the last 18 years.
So, Granny and Gramps thank you for being a part of my life. I love you both very much.

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