Happy grandparents day
Did you know that grandparents had a day all their own?
Growing up in an eastern society, my early life was spent in close contact with my paternal grandparents. They belonged to the generation where discipline was an important part of parenting. They were strict. Especially my grandmother. I couldn’t just go and hug her, and though she loved me a lot, that love was not apparent and visible all the time.
My grandparents stepped in when my mother passed away at a young age leaving three children, the eldest being just eight and the youngest was four. They helped my father look after us. And when my father went to USA on a study scholarship to Harvard, they took care of us.
For me, my love for them is overshadowed by my admiration and respect for them. I now know that to look after three young children would have been so difficult for them. But they did it so well.
I feel that the role of grandparents has been relegated to the back closet nowadays. But the fact is that they play a pivotal role in making the young generation aware of the importance of family.
Do you have memories of your grandparents?
What are your views about their involvement in their grandchildren’s lives?
Do share your views!