Carol Round on Grandchildren Bring Joy and to Our Lives

“Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children”— Proverbs 17:6 (NLT).

“Ruby, were you trying to paint Harley’s toenails?”

“No, Nana.” I struggled to hold back my laughter as Ruby’s blue eyes revealed the truth. Wide-eyed with feigned innocence, she was trying to convince me she had nothing to do with an attempt to paint my dog’s toenails.

My four-year-old granddaughter and a friend had been sitting on the patio with my dog. Harley, trying to escape the insult of blue toenails, managed to escape. But the girls couldn’t avoid the friend’s older sister who tattled.

The Joy of Grandchildren

After my parents welcomed their first grandchild into the world, a sticker soon appeared on the rear bumper of my mother’s car. At the time, I resented the words: “If we’d known how much fun grandkids wuz, we’d had them first.”

Then, my turn came when my first grandchild was born. Cheyenne is now almost 19 years old, and I’ll be 70 next year. Where has the time gone?

But I now understand what that bumper sticker meant to my parents. What a blessing it is to have grandchildren in our advancing years. There has to be some compensation for the aches and pains we experience as our bodies age. Even more important is the role we play in our grandchildren’s lives.

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SOURCE: Assist News Service, Carol Round

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