I know the Huffington Post is a very liberal newspaper, but I sent this article in to honor my father-in-law who was the greatest grandparent anyone could have. Since he was the only one our children had at that time he received all their love and enjoyed him a lot. Since he was a widower he would often spend 3-4 weeks with us at a time – only in the summer, since he lived in Arizona and didn’t enjoy our Minnesota winters so much anymore.
A big Thank You to Katie Horner of CómoBlog who suggested that we might want to send something in. I hadn’t even heard about it so I wouldn’t have thought to do it without her suggestion. Katie is a great at encouraging online business owners. Please check out the help she offers when you visit CómoBlog – you won’t regret it!
Here is the article from the Huffington Post:
This Is Why We Love Grandparents
National Grandparents Day is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 13, so Huff/Post 50 decided to take a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions grandparents have made to our lives.
We asked you to tell us about your own grandparents — and your own grandchildren. We were inundated with inspiring stories. Featured below are just 25 of those amazing grandparents. On Friday, Sept. 11, we’ll publish stories from grandparents gushing about their grandkids. From what we’ve seen, grandparents aren’t ready for the sidelines. They want to be — and are — active, engaged, involved and appreciated.
Happy Grandparents Day everyone!
When I was sick, “Grandpa Sather, our only living grandparent, was in his 70s but said he could take care of our 3- and 5-year-old daughters while I regained my strength. And he did! That took almost a month, but he was faithful. He even managed to take them for walks to the park and fix me lunch. To this day, he is known for his grilled cheese sandwiches. He always had the patience to stand and watch them until they were browned just right, where I was always multitasking and managed to get them overdone every time.” — Phyllis Sather
Actual article – before they edited it.
Three children under five-the youngest was a five pound preemie. I had been on bed rest for three months and Eric still arrived by emergency C-section seven weeks early. We chose not to have a blood transfusion for me even though my hemoglobin was 7 and normal for a woman is 12-15 because we wanted to nurse and didn’t want to risk giving Eric something from possibly contaminated blood. I was weak as a kitten. Lying in bed taking care of Eric was all I could manage.
Grandpa Sather, our only living grandparent, was in his 70s but said he could take care of our three- and five-year-old daughters while I regained my strength. And he did! That took almost a month, but he was faithful. He even managed to take them for walks to the park and fix me lunch. To this day he is known for his grilled cheese sandwiches. He always had the patience to stand and watch them until they were browned just right, where I was always multitasking and managed to get them overdone every time.
With a tear in his eye would tell this story about his time with Emily and Rebekah. Rebekah was fussy and he was trying to settle her down. “Emily with all her big sister wisdom said, “I know you love me Grandpa because you take such good care of my sister.”
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