She is Gramma or Granny. He is Grampa or Pawpaw. Whatever appellations of endearment you may call them, the unique bond is one to be cherished. On Grandparents’ Day, observed annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day, we take time to honor these loving individuals.
Grandparents are special. They have no grand expectations; we are the apples of their eyes. They lavish us with love and support our dreams. They are instinctively aware that spoiling is required.
They welcome spurts of youthful revelries, teaching granddaughter to hit a baseball or joining grandson for an afternoon of cookie baking. They rarely judge us and enjoy exchanging secrets. They’re our most valued confidantes.
Grandparents possess treasure troves of memorabilia and personal stories because they have witnessed, firsthand, a world of history – the Great Depression, several wars, evolutions in transportation and communication. We listen, in awe, to tales of their experiences.
As our own lives advance, many of us no longer reap the comfort of their presence. However, seniors are eager to enjoy the pleasure of our company. So adopt a grandparent and enjoy an afternoon of shared companionship.
This Grandparents Day, we toast all of you – thanks for the memories.