Relationships with the Grands
The other night I went to my grandparent's house to celebrate my grandfather's 73rd birthday. I realized at this time exactly how much I love and care for him and my grandmother, along with my other grandparents. i have come to the conclusion that a person's relationship with their grandparents can be just as strong if not stronger than any other relationship for someone.
As many people know by now, I have chosen to attend the United States Naval Academy for college. My grandfather served in the Air Force for 20 years, and that is the legacy I wish to carry on. In my packet from the Academy which has all of the stuff I must complete before arrival, there was a slip of paper that said that we had to be sworn in to the military. It said that if we had a relative in the military that we could ask them to swear us in. So, like any person that has a strong relationship with their grandfather would do, I asked my Papa, as I call him, if he would swear me in on commencement day.
After I asked him I could see tears starting to form in his eyes, "that would be an honor" he said. I don't think that in all my years of knowing him, I have ever seen him cry, or ever seen him with that much pride in his eyes. I could see my relationship with him grow so strong at that moment that not even death could break it.
Nothing is more helpful to a family with young children than a supportive grandparent
I couldn't agree more with this quote above, a grandparent can teach and give to a child more than anyone else can do. The grandparent is a vital relation that all children should grow strong with, forever.