Let these Grandmother quotes remind you of the role a Grandmother
plays in the lives of our children. A Grandmother is one whom loves us,
and gives us fond memories and is always there for us.
Whether you call her Nana, Grammie,
Grandma, or Granny she is a special person!
Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special.
Catherine Pulsifer Time |
My Grandmother was always encouraging me to set goals and work
hard to achieve them. She would tell me not to be a follower and not
to set limits on what I could achieve. She truly believed that there
were no limits that you could achieve whatever you wanted.
Catherine Pulsifer, Do Not Limit Yourself
Words of Encouragement |
My grandmother always encouraged teamwork, not just in the sports she
played with us but in all aspects of life. She said being part of a team is
like being part of life!
But most important, young at heart - much younger in our lifestyles than
most of our grandparents were at the same age.
Georgia Witkin, The Modern Grandparent's Handbook
Inspirational Quotes |
One of Grandma's evening rituals was sweeping. She'd begin in the kitchen,
careful to capture every crumb, and end on the front porch, sweeping
our welcome mat with vigor. Once I asked her why she swept the porch
every day, even when it didn't need it. She leaned on the handle of her
broom and winked at me, as though she were sharing a secret.
"If everyone would sweep in front of his own door, the whole world
would be clean."
Editors, Guideposts, Daily Guideposts 365 Spirit-Lifting Devotions for Grandmothers
Our grandmother didn't like the word retirement, she said life is for living not for
Poems about Life
So what do I really know about being a grandmother? Well, I remember
what I didn't like as a child. I also loved being a Mom, but I have to tell you
that being a
grandmother has brought a whole new side of life - the fun side -to me.
Janet Steele, Great Ideas For Grandparents
A house needs a grandma in it.
Louisa May Alcott Home |
Yes, we are, gulp, older and, sadly, tire more easily, but being a grandmother today can be a sweet and wonderful experience, and
many of us have the time and love to give.
Angela Bowen, Today's Grandmother: Your Guide to the First Two Years
Being a mother and grandmother, my maternal instinct made me want
to do for my
associates what every mother wants to
do for her children - what's best for them.
Mary Kay Ash, The Mary Kay Way: Timeless Principles from America's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur
Truth be told, being a grandma is as close as we ever get to perfection.
The ultimate warm sticky bun with plump raisins and nuts.
Bryna Nelson Paston
Funny Poems |
I want a world where my grandchildren (who are wonderfully diverse)
are welcomed and valued for who they are and what they can contribute,
in the workplace and elsewhere. It is a wish that many of us share.
Trudy Bourgeois, Courageous Conversations About Women, Men, and Race to Spark a Diversity and Inclusion Breakthrough
When we were young, many of us had wise elders in our lives.
Early in my life, like many of you, I encountered wise older people who
seemed to know something about life. They may have been grandparents,
an aunt or an uncle, or a mentor. Likely there was some older person in
our life who we sensed had found 'it'.
John Izzo, Ph D., The five secrets you must discover before you die Growing Up |
There's no place like home except Grandma's.
Author Unknown Peace |
Grandmother - a wonderful mother with lots of practice.
Author Unknown Positive |
In some Native American societies, tribal leaders consulted
a council of grandmothers
before making any major decisions that
would affect the whole community.
Carol Schaefer, Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet
On a deeper note, being a grandmother provides you with an opportunity
to help your grandchild gain a sense of who he or she really is.
Deborah Williams, Linda A. Johnson, How To Talk To Your Kids and Grandkids
Inspiring Others |
Parent-child relationships are complex. Grandmother-grandchild relationships
are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.
Janet Lanese, Grandmothers Are Like Snowflakes...No Two Are Alike: Words of Wisdom, Gentle Advice, & Hilarious Observations
Imagine my surprise when I, as a sixty-two-year-old personal trainer
and avid cyclist who can ride a bike up the side of a mountain,
discovered that I was out of shape when I became a grandmother.
Valli Weiss, Are You Fit Enough to be a Grandmother?
Being an everyday grandmother has kept me young at heart, I know all the
newest fads and fancies. I am way hipper than most of my friends.
Trudy Jo Hahn Snader, The Blessings of Being An Everyday Grandmother
Every parent knows that children look at their grandparents
as sources of wisdom and security.
It's not often that these little grandchildren can outdo their grandmother.
In fact, it is more often that their grandmother, or Nanna, is the one leading
the way to the park,
or an excursion through the zoo, or even for a major outing casting
imprints upon the sandy beaches of the bay. The coach, the counselor,
the cuddler, the friend,
the caregiver, the reconciler or the dazzler of sweet temptations are
all natural and becoming roles that this grandmother plays with the
skill of a master symphony director.
Byron Pulsifer Coach |
A grandmother is a remarkable woman. She's a wonderful combination of
warmth and kindness, laughter and love. She overlooks our faults,
encourages our dreams, and praises our every success.
Why had my grandfather gone to so much trouble to have my grandmother's
letters bound into a book so carefully and lovingly? Since no one ever spoke
about my grandmother around me, it had not occurred to me that my
grandfather truly cared for her. I held in my lap the history of their love affair,
something I had not acknowledged before.
Mary Ames Mitchell, The Search for My Abandoned Grandmother: A genealogical journey uncovers secret love stories and family mysteries
For myself, one of the sweetest words I have ever heard is "Nana".
Zelda Rosenbaum Appreciation |
... to this day, I still continue the learning process to build upon the
foundational lessons from my grandmother. I combine her teachings
with the wisdom I glean from various sources...
Martha Mutomba, Lessons From My Grandmother: Every Life is a Guided Journey
Quotes on Life Lessons
Grandmothers are sweet and special too
But you my Grandma are better than Pooh
The Christmas poems that you read me
While sitting on your knee
Bring back happy memories.
Days of young, days of care-free
You my Grandma will always be special to me.
Christmas Poems |
So long as they had access to their grandchildren, grandmothers
wholeheartedly reported feelings of excitement and pleasure on
the arrival of a new
grandchild. For most, the wonder of the experience well
and truly compensated for any anticipated downsides.
Doreen Rosenthal, New Age Nanas Being a Grandmother in the 21st Century
As one of the city grandchildren, I enjoyed the exuberant space she
created for us all. 'Granny's Sunday Sanctuary' was a haven for the
homesick, a family fortress, a place where you felt free to join in
whatever was happening or retreat to read on the back veranda.
Brenda Niall, Can You Hear the Sea?: My Grandmother's Story
Now, I'm not a grandmother yet, but I will be in a few months.
So I loved reading about the strength of grandmothers as well,
because they're the ones you turn to for all that unconditional love
and acceptance when you need it.
Amy Newmark, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever! 101 Stories of Gratitude, Love and Wisdom
Lynne Sharon Schwartz probes the nature of the love that
grandmothers feel toward their grandchildren and
concludes, "There's something suspiciously viral about the
condition: relentless, forceful, and all-consuming."
Barbara Graham, Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother
There are grandmothers out there who would move heaven and earth
for their grandchildren.
Janice Elliott-Howard, Being A Grandmother Commitment |
Who has the tenderness of a mother?
Who has the wisdom of a schoolteacher?
Who has the tricks of the magician?
Who has the ability to see the world through a child's eye?
Who has the stories about Mum and Dad?
Who has always loved me no matter what I do?
Who has the songs to sing to me when I am blue?
Of course, it is my Grandma,
And I love you and you blessed my life!
Catherine Pulsifer Inspirational Poems |
I want to express my endless love and gratitude to my children ... and my
precious grandchildren ... Thank you for loving and believing in me,
and for making me the proudest mother and grandmother on earth.
You are my reason for living, and my greatest accomplishment.
I love you with everything that I am.
Ellen Marie Wiseman, The Life She Was Given
My own illiterate grandmother was an inspiration for me.
She was widowed very young with five small children and came
here from another country. She was fabulous and became
a business woman, raised her children, and was happy
because she was full of love. What a lady!!
Lynn Hubschman Woozie (Aka Grandmother) Wisdom Happy |
In today's world of complex family life, the place of grandmothers has shifted.
Still the one who can give care and
love unconditionally, they have to negotiate new relationships with
their now grown-up children, carefully treading the line between offering
help and interfering,
being useful yet not exploited, dealing with children who become
adolescents in a new digital age.
Dr Donald E Edgar,
Quotes about Life |
My grandmother is my angel on earth. She is always looking out for me, she is always
there for me, she loves and cares for me in a very special way. An angel describes her best!
Catherine Pulsifer Angel |
Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all.
Fanny Fern Family |
A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a
little bit best friend
Author Unknown Teacher |
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren,
I'd have had them first.
Lois Wyse Humor |
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.
Erma Bombeck Laughter |
... as all of us already know, grandmothers are natural nurturers.
Our grandchildren sense that. They run to us for love, a listening ear, a hug.
As they grow older, they turn to us for sympathy and encouragement
and advice. We have the wonderful opportunity to show God's love to
our grandchildren by talking with them, spending time with them, praying
for them, and sharing God's Word with them. Nurturing our grandchildren
in a variety of ways is both a blessing and a calling from God.
Doris Rikkers, The Inspiring Grandmother: 90 Days of Devotions, Prayer & Encouragement
I looked up to Gramie, she always was there for me; no matter what challenge
I was facing she shone her positive attitude on it.
My Gramie was truly an inspiring and influential person in
Kate Summers Positive Attitude |
Grandmother I am thinking of you
The one who is true
Always there for me
No matter what you see
A friend I can count on you
More than you know.
Thanks for all you do.
Catherine Pulsifer Gratitude |