Sunday, September 7 is Grandparents Day. Yes, that’s tomorrow! While it’s too late to get a card off in the mail, it’s not too late to send a text, email or (gasp!) even pick up the phone to tell a grandparent how much they mean to you. I no longer have living grandparents. So, Grandparents Day to me is focused on my parents and my parents in-law. I might be biased, but I do believe my kids are blessed with the most involved, loving, patient and wonderful grandparents in the world.
I think this often and hope I say it enough to my in-laws but I really hit the jackpot with them. I have had zero “in-law” drama, which I know does exist in some relationships. My mom and step-dad are equally amazing. I am almost hesitant to admit how much they all help us with our two young children. Hesitant because I know that a lot of families don’t have this kind of help due to obstacles like geography or tough relationships. I have talked before about my dad and our struggles through the years. It’s just a different kind of relationship than I have with the other parents in my life.
My mom and mom in law help weekly with our kids. They serve as not only regular childcare a couple of days a week but also as back up when my kids get sick and also to give my husband and I date nights. Yes, I know- go ahead and throw tomatoes at me. I recognize how fortunate I am in this department.
Regardless of the relationship you have with your own grandparents or grandparents of your kids, take a moment on Sunday to thank them! Remember how blessed you are that they are alive and a part of your life. Some are more involved than others, but often that doesn’t mean that the degree of love is any less.
We’d love to hear about the grandparents in your life! Did you do anything special to thank them lately?