Blessed are those who
spoil and snuggle,
hug and hope,
pray and pamper,
boast and brag
for they shall be called
For Grandparents’ Day, Kamden has a special message to send his Mammaw and Papaw, Nana C and Grandaddy, and his great-grandmothers, Neenie and Nana Rose:
Okay, so he was a bit distracted by all the sights and sounds during his photo shoot, but Kamden loves his grandparents very, very much!
Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being. ~ Margaret Mead ~
What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. ~ Rudolph Giuliani ~
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~ Alex Haley ~
While I wish we lived closer to them, it’s still pretty amazing how fortunate Kamden is that his grandparents are present and active in his life, despite the miles that separates us. Fortunately, they are more than willing to hop in the car (or board an airplane) for an impromptu play date and visit.
Husband’s parents live two hours away in East Texas and mine are in Kentucky, a two-hour plane ride or 14+ hours in the car. Technology bridges the gap (miles) in magical ways, allowing our parents the opportunity to watch Kamden grow up and I’m incredibly grateful for this. No matter how far it is to the grandparents’ house, time (and rules!) know no bounds. It’s a free-for-all in the hugs, kisses, snuggles, and tickles department and, fortunately, Kamden has an unlimited supply!
Perhaps the best thing about grandparents is they don’t strap you to the high-chair, make you wear an adorable monkey hat (thanks, Jennifer!) and take a million-billion-trillion pictures of you right before naptime. Gosh, Mom can be so insensitive and a real pain sometimes! 🙂
Admit it, that is the cutest picture in the history of ever. You’re welcome.