Of course, in a week that is dedicated to “family” and the love of families, grandparents can’t be missed out. Even though “grandparents” can be as controversial as parents or siblings most people have fond memories of their grandparents.
I never knew my mothers parents but my father’s parents were an essential part of our family. It’s not that I was a “planned” child exactly :-). My parents were quite young when I was born and still wanted to go clubbing or whatever young people did in the 70’s. That is why I spent half of my childhood with my grandparents at the weekends. They just lived about 30 km away from us. They came and helped us whenever they could especially when my mother got ill and we had some fun holidays together at the Baltic Sea.
My grandmother certainly have taught me much. Not only about how to deal with household chores but also how to be frugal and most of all how to care for your family. She had her oddities about her but in her last years she told me a lot about herself and what she went through which helped me a lot to understand her better. I miss her physical presence terribly but I know that her spirit is still with me and guides me in many ways.
For me it is hard to understand that there are grandmothers out there who don’t really care for their grandchildren. Even though I know that they probably had bad experiences to deal with it just does not go together with my image of grandmothers. But well: Life is strange, isn’t it?
No matter where your experience comes from with your grandparents allow yourself today to delve into your memories of your grandparents and let them come alive for us. Chose any way or form you like and I am looking forward to read your posts.
Now my darlings: go, create and have lots of fun!