I didn't grow up having a great relationship with my grandparents. They lived many states away and we rarely got to see them. My grandma passed away in 1992, when I was 10 years old. My last grandparent passed away when I was about 23 years old. It was hard growing up seeing all of my friends have close relationships with their grandparents and seeing what I was missing out on. I didn't have that 'loving' relationship with my grandparents, we would go see them, cause that is what our parents told us we were doing. When we visited, we go our separate ways when we got there and keep ourselves busy by playing together.
One of my missions as a mom is to have my kids have a great relationship with their grandparents. One they can look back on and cherish. One that brings them joy to tell stories from. A relationship where they are excited and look forward to spending time with their grandparents. One where they get special days to spend alone with their grandparents.
I want them to have a relationship with their grandparents that they will remember for a lifetime. When they look at pictures, I want memories to be overflowing in their heads. I want smiles to come to their face, each time their grandparents names are brought up.
My kids love hanging out with their grandparents, having special day trips with them and just love being around them! They look forward to 'grandma and papa days' and will usually choose hanging out with their grandparents over their friends. They come back with tons of stories and a smile from ear to ear!
These moments my kids will treasure forever!