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Thursday, April 12, 2007

I thank the Lord for the long holiday that just passed. It gave me the chance to enjoy my grandchildren. Their nanny had to go on a leave so hubby and I took turns to help their parents. During the process, I was able to experience the following joys of grandparenting that I am sure some of you can identify with like...

> Baby-sitting is a labor of love; the only compensations are hugs and kisses.
> Each grandchild is a surprise package-different from the one before.
> The best face-lift is the smile your grandchildren puts on your face.
> No TV show entertains the way a grandchild does.
> They help keep me flexible - in more ways than one.
> They make me look at life's cup as half full, not half empty.
> I need to keep up with the times when I am with them.
> I can enjoy with them the things I didn't get to do with my child.
 
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20 Comments:


  • At 4/12/2007 5:15 PM, Blogger Denise

    Such a beautiful list, bless you.

     
  • At 4/12/2007 8:08 PM, Blogger Nise'

    Thanks for sharing your grandchildren! I am so looking forward to them.

     
  • At 4/12/2007 8:14 PM, Anonymous eph2810

    Although I can not identified (yet) with the joy of grandparents, what you have said makes sense. My mom once said that grandchildren keep your heart young :)...

    Thank you for sharing your thankfulness with us this week.

    Blessings to you and yours...

     
  • At 4/12/2007 8:45 PM, Blogger Lauren S.

    I am sure your children and grandchildren are thankful today for the time they spent with you! Have a wonderful day!

     
  • At 4/12/2007 9:26 PM, Blogger UKZoe

    Lovely list

     
  • At 4/12/2007 11:23 PM, Blogger Pearls of Wisdom

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful list. You sound like such a special grandmother . May the Lord bless you this week and always. Your post brought such a sweet feeling to my heart.

    In his endless love,

    Angel

     
  • At 4/12/2007 11:36 PM, Blogger devildogwife

    How wonderful that you got to spend time with the grandchildren. I enjoyed your list. Have a wonderful week!

     
  • At 4/12/2007 11:48 PM, Blogger Diane

    Your grandchildren are very lucky!

    Such a great thankful list.

    Diane
    James 1:17

     
  • At 4/13/2007 1:28 AM, Blogger Terri @ In His Hands

    I heart grandparents! They are so lucky to have you!

    Thanks for sharing your list!~

    Blessings~

     
  • At 4/13/2007 2:42 AM, Blogger Monkey Giggles

    What an awesome Grandma you must be. I have always said. Grandma's are gifts sent from heaven.

     
  • At 4/13/2007 3:09 AM, Blogger Jean-Luc Picard

    A grandmother always enjoys that chance of sharing.

     
  • At 4/13/2007 3:49 AM, Anonymous Jen

    thanks for visitng my blog and thanks for the well wishes
    bless you

    what a wonderful opportunity the Lord gave you in being able to spend time with your grandchildren.

    you wrote "Baby-sitting is a labor of love; the only compensations are hugs and kisses" I would add very grateful parents. Im sure your daughter/son and their spouse were very grateful to you

    We are all created differently and specially by our Lord. Im glad to know them a bit better

    praying you get to spend time with them again real soon

     
  • At 4/13/2007 3:57 AM, Blogger on the Rock

    This is sooo heartwarming!
    God Bless!

     
  • At 4/13/2007 4:24 AM, Blogger Laurel Wreath

    This post brought a big smile to my face. Grandparents are great blessings.

    Have a great day.

     
  • At 4/13/2007 4:32 AM, Blogger Deena

    That was wonderful. You are a precious grandma...

     
  • At 4/13/2007 8:58 AM, Blogger Crystal

    I love grandparents like you who love their grandchildren so much and it shows in every aspect of your life.
    Thanks for sharing your list!
    Blessings

     
  • At 4/13/2007 11:08 AM, Blogger Barbara

    I hope I'm a grandmother some day.

     
  • At 4/13/2007 11:12 AM, Blogger Grandparents Corner

    Oh, I can totally relate to your post as I'm a grandma too. I just wish I lived closer to mine. 4 of them in another state. You're a blessing! Thank you for sharing your thankfulness.

    Come by some time. ;)

     
  • At 4/13/2007 4:54 PM, Blogger Connie

    "I can enjoy with them the things I didn't get to do with my child".
    Love that one. All the toys I didn't have I now get to play with their fun things.

    Take care,
    Connie

     
  • At 5/01/2007 9:16 AM, Blogger dstahlnecker

    This is one of the best blogs, the love you sense from Viamarie is wonderful. Another grandma who feels the way I do. I have bookmarked your site and will read every word. I hope my site feels as good as yours.
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