The love of a grandparent is a special kind of love. A love that you won’t get anywhere else. I never got a chance to meet my father’s parents, and my mother’s father died when I was just a baby; sadly, my grandmother passed away when I was 21 years old.
When I was a child, I would often scoff that granny was not cool or trendy, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that not only is she cool, but I am exactly like her. We are both show-offs and love to be the center of attention, while my mother, her daughter, is introverted and shy and rarely goes out. And, as much as I love my mother, we just don’t have that much in common. So, our conversations tend to dry up pretty quickly. But with grandmother, we could chat for hours and tell stories and use our hands and make voices when we talk; she and I are both storytellers and loved to try and impress each other with new words that we learned and tell one another fun stories. The love of a grandparent really is different and so special, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
The love of a Grandparent
Growing up with only one grandparent was always fine for me because it was all I knew. I had nothing to compare it to. It wasn’t until I went to school and heard other kids talk about their grandparents in the plural and It would sadden me because I felt like I was missing out on having two of them.
My relationship with my grandmother was always fun. We had our disagreements and a few fights here and there when I was a teenager, but I knew she loved me at the end of the day. Even when she punished me for doing something wrong, now that I have my own child, I understand more.
Having a good grandparent in your life is one of the greatest gifts out there, you just have more parents, more love, more teaching, more protection. The love of a grandparent is like no other love. With all they teach and having such a diverse pool of knowledge, They can help you become a very well-rounded individual. And, I like to think that my grandma helped to shape who I am today.
The love of a grandparent vs The love of a parent
Thankfully, many of us can say that we know our parents love us. When we become parents ourselves, we love our children despite all the screaming and crying and unidentified stains. Due to the aforementioned screaming and crying, we are often extremely tired and generally very busy. So, sometimes giving our kids love in a physical way takes a “back seat.”