I ran across this little piece recently that was written by a third grader describing his grandma.
WHAT ‘S A GRANDMOTHER?
A grandmother is a lady who has no children of her own. She likes other people’s little girls and boys. A grandfather is a man grandmother. He goes for walks with the boys, and they talk about fishing and stuff like that.
Grandmothers don’t have to do anything except to be there. They’re so old that they shouldn’t play hard or run. It is enough if they drive us to the market where the pretend horse is, and have lots of quarters ready. Or if they take us for walks, they should slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars. They should never say “hurry up”.
Usually, grandmothers are fat, but not too fat to tie your shoes. They wear glasses and funny underwear.
They can take their teeth and gums off.
Grandmothers don’t have to be smart, only answer questions like, “Why isn’t God married?” and “How come dogs chase cats?”
Grandmothers don’t talk baby talk like visitors do, because it is hard to understand. When they read to us they don’t skip or mind if it is the same story over again.
Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if they don’t have a television, because they are the only grown-ups who have time.
I’m reminded from that letter from a third grader that perhaps the most precious gift we can give our children and grandchildren is our time. Time to listen. Time to pray. Time to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. And time to tell them about Jesus.
Make some time to invest in the life of a child. It may just be the best thing you do all day! And if you’re a grandparent I hope you have an extra special week!
Have a great week!