Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bee Inspired: National Grandparents Day 2011

Grandparents day is a true holiday, not one that is simply manufactured by greeting card companies. As you've likely read in previous posts, we are honoring our grandparents the entire month of September... but today, especially, on Grandparents Day.

In 1979, then President Jimmy Carter officially signed the proclamation creating National Grandparents Day to recognize the 17 million grandparents in our nation at that time. That number has grown to approximately 70 million in the United States alone. In that original proclamation, Carter wrote that because grandparents "are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for the, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations."

Whether they're grammies, grannies, meemaws, papas, or various other traditional or trendy name for the grandparents in your life; I hope you were able to recognize them for the wonderful part of your life they play!

"A Grandmother is a safe haven."
~Suzette Haden Elgin

"Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child's growth as vitamins."
~Joyce Allston

"A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart."
~Author Unknown

        "You are the sun, grandma, you are the sun in my life."
~Kitty Tsui

"When it seems the world can’t understand, your grandmother’s there to hold your hand."
~Joyce K. Allen Logan

"Sometimes our grandmas and grandpas are like grand-angels."
~Lexie Saige

     "Grandma and Grandpa, tell me a story and snuggle me with your love. When I'm in your arms, the world seems small and we're blessed by the heavens above."
~Laura Spiess

"Perfect love sometimes does not come until grandchildren are born."
~Welsh Proverb

"God gave us loving grandchildren as a reward for all our random acts of kindness."
~Janet Lanese
"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."

~Alex Haley

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