Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories, and love.
There is something incredibly special about the bond between grandparents and grandchildren. No one can define love in this relation by words. Grandparents are like a gift from God, sent straight from heaven for us to play with, learn from and get cuddles from. They play the same role in the family as an elder statesman in the government of a country. They have the experience and knowledge that comes from surviving many years of life’s battles and the wisdom, no one can match. They are also historians who teach values, introduces ethnic heritage and pass on family traditions.
In childhood, the most pleasant days were after done and dusting the exams, when we used to go to our grandparent's house. For all the kids not living in the joint family, visiting grandparents home is a gateway to happy days. The way they welcome us with a wide smile on their wrinkled face, everyday Grandma cooking something special, sleeping in their room and listening to lovely stories and funny incidents about our parents. It is just so blissful to be with them.
Children who live with their grandparents are even luckier! They are able to spend some quality time with them, learn from them, and complete the circle of love. They have themselves a fan who loves them unconditionally and are involved in their lives. Parents have someone they can talk with about parenting issues and can trust to watch their children from time to time. It benefits each generation to be cradled in the arms of one another's love.
According to research, children find unique acceptance in their relationships with grandparents, which benefits them emotionally and mentally. Grandparents can be major support during family disruptions and the other day, they're playmates, role models, and mentors for their grandchildren. As Joyce Allston said, "Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.”
In today's world, the role of grandparents has been undervalued. Though families may be scattered across the country, and jam-packed school and work schedules may interfere with regular time with grandparents. Despite physical distance or busy schedules, we can encourage everyone to develop a closer bond with their grandparents.
Do not wait for the day when you sit in grief and think when do you get to see them again. If you are lucky enough to still have grandparents, visit them, cherish them and celebrate them while you can. Because they indeed are blessing, in the human form exclusively for you.
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust upon the lives of their grandchildren.