Today is grandparents day. I am so thankful for the grandparents in my children's lives but today I am thankful for my grandparents. Both of my grandfathers have passed away, but growing up I was so blessed with all four grandparents active and involved in my life. My Dad's parents lived around the block from us and their freezer was always stocked with Klondike bars and their candy drawer was always full of treasures. They doted on us and bought us the extras that my parents would say no to. I remember one night shopping at Hill's in Christiansburg and my Mom was willing to buy me a barbie. I just COULD NOT decide which one to get and my Memaw grabbed the one I reluctantly put back and said "oh she is a sweet girl she needs them both." They were always right around the block and I loved that. I am thankful my Memaw is still livin in her home, but I wish she felt better today.
My Mom's parents, (Mimi and PawPaw) were the adventerous ones that lived at the lake during the summer and Florida during the winter after they retired. My Pawpaw passed away two years ago from COPD and my heart still drops everytime I go up to the lake and he is not there. They were young and playful grandparents and we saw them every Sunday at church and several times during the week.
Grandparents are a special blessing and I cannot wait to see both of my Pawpaws in heaven one day. I am blessed that both of my grandmothers are still here and they have a relationship with my children. Hope and Mimi have a special little bond because she helped out this winter when we were at UVA. I am thankful that both of my grandparents were close and active in our lives. Happy Grandparents Day!!!