There are a LOT of 9/11 posts, articles, tv shows, etc today so I won't do another one. Instead I'll talk about celebrating grandparents.
The second Sunday of September, Grandparent's Day is celebrated in the US. I didn't realize that until several years ago. The year we figured it out we begun to celebrate with our kids' grandparents - my Mom and my husband's parents. Our kids have 3 grandparents. My husband was lucky to have known all 4 grandparents. I was only able to meet one, my mom's mom.
Grandparents are great. They teach, love, hug, snuggle, spoil, support, encourage, and enjoy the grandkids. And so much more. I'm grateful that our kids' grandparents are closeby, we all live within 5 minutes driving distance of each other.
Last night we went out to dinner with my husband's maternal grandfather - Tito, he's 86 years old. We went to eat pupusas at a Salvadorean restaurant in San Francisco, a restaurant that Tito remembers going to every weekend decades ago. When we get together with him, it's 4 generations of family spending time together.
My husband's maternal grandmother lives with my husband's parents. We see her every time we go over and visit. Once again, when we go over to their house, it's 4 generations of family under one roof.
My mother lives with us. My kids get to see her every day. 3 generations under one roof.
I'm glad my kids are blessed to know not only their grandparents but at least 2 of their great grandparents. My older son never met my maternal grandmother because she lived in Guatemala, he remembers talking to her on the phone and I know he remembers the impact her death had on our household. She died before our younger son was born. I miss her very much! She passed on Valentine's Day 2001, I know she is still with me today and she always will.
I hope that my kids will always have a wonderful relationship with their grandparents. And that one day when I become a grandma I want to be as awesome a grandma as my Abuelita was to me and that we will be as close as my kids are with their grandparents. Suffice it to say I better not be a grandma for at least another 6 years - I already said I don't want to be a grandma before I'm 40!
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