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7 Quotes Celebrating Grandparents Day

9.7fixedThis Sunday (September 9) is Grandparents Day. According to a 2010 survey by, 66 percent of grandparents have never celebrated their day. The United States Census Bureau's website explains the origins of this often forgotten holiday.

"In 1970, Marian McQuade began a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. But such a day was not formally established until 1978, when President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, approving the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day."

There are a growing number of kids living with their grandparents, 7.5 million of them according to the 2010 census. Breaking it down, that's 1 in 10 of all children in the U.S.

Grandparents are special people. I was fortunate enough to grow up just a few minutes from my grandparents. They remain two of the strongest examples of God's love that I have seen in my life.

So, in honor of Grandparents Day, here are some quotes about the parents of parents.


1. "Because [grandparents] are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations." -President Jimmy Carter

2. "Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children." -Alex Haley

3.  "What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies." -Rudolph Giuliani

4. "If grandmas hadn't existed, kids would have inevitably invented them." -Dr. Arthur Kornhaber

5. "If God had intended us to follow recipes, he wouldn't have given us grandmothers." -Linda Henley

6. "What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children. And if they can but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they can mature at a fast rate." -Bill Cosby

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


The Bible says in Proverbs 17:6 that "Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged… This Sunday, consider doing something to celebrate Grandparents Day. Invite them to join their grandkids for the kids' service. Help the kids make cards with their own quotes on them. Help kids understand their family better by making a family tree. Of course, whatever you do, always be sensitive to your kids' individual situations (for example, a recent loss of a grandparent). Go celebrate Grandparents Day, then come back and tell us what you did in the comment section below.

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March 1, 2014 01:19

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