They often spoil us and sometimes they scold us, but the love of a grandparent is always special.
Their stories of the days of old bring our family history to life. Their recipes are tried and true and, hopefully, tasty. Plus, they become trusted free babysitters!
Now it's time to return some of that love. This Sunday, Sept. 9, marks National Grandparents Day, the perfect time to let grandma and grandpa know just how special they are to you.
According to the National Grandparents Day website:
The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
What wisdom have you learned from your grandparents, whether they're still living here on earth or gone but holding a special place in your heart? How have they enriched your life and the life of your children? Got a great pic of them? Share it all here and let all of our grandparents know that, well, no one's better than them.