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Special People

Special people. We all have them in our lives. Those folks who have influenced, loved and spent hours upon hours with us. For me, those people were my grandparents. While I didn’t live with them, they took on a valuable role during a time when my life was scary and chaotic. They spirited me away for an entire summer just as I was starting high school and changed my life in ways that…well, looking back, my life could have turned out differently if I’d not had that time with them. They taught me so much about how to care for myself and what “family” truly meant.

And when I grew up, got married and had children of my own, they loved those kids just as deeply as they’d loved me.grandparents 2

There was always a box of goodies at Christmas and we spent almost every Thanksgiving and many, many Christmases at their home. And they did simple things with my kids that meant so much at the time. My grandmother and my oldest daughter made Easter hats together. grandparents 3They didn’t have a pool, so my grandfather got out a blow-up dinghy and filled it with water so they could have fun. grandparents (2)My grandmother was a fussy, meticulous housekeeper, and that, at times, annoyed me. But she was also one of the most hospital people I knew.

Only now do I appreciate the sacrifices they made for me and their other grandchildren and great grandchildren. I hope that one day I can do for my own grandchildren what they did for me.

What about you? Was there a special person in your life? I would love to hear about him, her or them!


5 thoughts on “Special People”

  1. Tina, I loved reading about the relationship you had with your grandparents. Both sets of grandparents that I had, died when I was quite young, so I don’t Remember too much of what they were like. But when I got married, my husbands grandparents were still around and Chris and Ron were two of the most wonderful, kind and loving people I ever met and I was proud to call them my grandparents, too.

  2. That is such a beautiful story Tina, I had my grandparents as well and they were always so much fun to be with, they had a little hobby farm on the coast and holidays were the best we were close enough to the beach for days there and then there was the cows and the vegies we grew and I learnt so much from Nanna and now I am a grandmother to 8 beautiful kids and I hope that I can help them and along their way to growing up and two of them have been living with me for a few years now 🙂

    Have Fun


    1. Yay, Helen! It sounds like you are the same kind of grandmother that yours was. The two kiddos living with you are very fortunate to have you. And my grandmother was called Nana, too! I hope if I’m ever a grandmother that I can be one of the good ones. Hugs!

  3. You were so lucky, Tina, and you’re going to be as kind and loving with your grandchildren if they arrive. It’s the only way you know how to be. Awesome.

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