A friend once tried to explain to me why being a Grandma was so special. I just didn’t get it at the time. At the time she had 3 grand kids – I had none. They were great kids. I spent a lot of time with her and with them and I knew how special they were to her but what I didn’t get was the whole Grandparent Experience.
And then Amara came along. That was almost 6 years ago and life has sure changed. I’ve talked to other people about how great it is to be a grandparent and they always make some comment like “you get to have fun with them and then send them home”. That isn’t it at all. It is all about making memories. Every visit to Grandma and Grandpa’s is a chance for her to take home a new memory. They are wonderful memories for us too and we cherish them.
I have great memories about my grandparents and all the fun things we did. I want that for Amara. So, if it means we drop everything else to be part of her marching band then that is what we do. The dishes will be there after Mom and Dad take her home.
This post has been linked to Say it Saturday at Family Home and Life.