My Grandkids' Page

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This site is dedicated to all of the little people that make up my world .... my eight precious grandchildren. I cherish these children for all they have given to and brought into my life and for all the lessons they have taught me in six short years. I hope you enjoy meeting them and getting a small glimpse of just how special and unique they are.

If I knew grandchildren were so great, I'd have had them first.

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"Children desperately need to know and to hear in ways they can understand and remember that they're loved and valued by mom and dad."
~Gary Smalley~

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God made the world with its towering trees,
its majestic mountains and mighty oceans.
He made the green valleys and quiet woodlands,
the cool streams and delicate flowers,
And He put these and many other beautiful things
into the world to bring delight to our hearts.

Then in His great wisdom,
God foresaw our human needs.
He saw that when we were little children
we would need someone
whose arms and heart were always open...
someone sho could hug and kiss us
a dozen times without ever getting mushy about it...
someone who would fix us frosted cupcakes
and cookies shaped like monsters
even when we weren't having a birthday.
He saw that there should be someone
who wouldn't get tired
of tying shoelaces, telling stories and fixing toys...
someone who would let us get by
with fewer baths, more desserts
and later bedtimes than we ever could at home.
That's why God gave us grandparents.

And God saw that as we were growing up
we would need someone
who could put up with us
no matter how silly we acted...
who could think of interesting things to do on a rainy afternoon
and wouldn't mind if we made noise doing them...
someone who would never care how slowly we walked
or how many times we asked the very same question...
someone who wouldn't scold
if our new puppy dog dug holes in the backyard
or if we wore a bare spot in the grass under the swing.
That's why God gave us grandparents.
He knew how important it would be to have someone who would
always greet us at the front door with outstretched arms
and wave good-bye until our car was out of sight...
someone who would set our school photographs where everyone
could see them and keep our homemade valentines forever...
someone whose patience would never wear out
even when Mom or Dad were at the end of theirs.
That's why God gave us grandparents.

And God knew that when we were older
we would need someone to see only the best in us...
someone who would always trust and believe in us,
especially when we weren't feeling so good about ourselves.
He saw that we would need someone
to make us feel important by asking opinions
and listening to our ideas and never treating us
as if we were still little kids...
someone who would know when we could use
a sympathetic ear and a word of encouragement
or when we should be left alone to sort things out for ourselves.
That's why God gave us grandparents.

He knew that we would sometimes stumble and need someone
to help us learn to laugh at our mistakes and start all over again...
someone who would listen to our longings, share our joys
and encourage us to reach our highest goals.
He foresaw our hopes and yearnings,
our dreams and aspirations.
He knew that love would make the difference
between failure and triumph...
between mere existence and fulfillment.
And so God gave us grandparents...
for their warmhearted laughter and gentle kindness',
their tears of concern and words of praise,
for their smiles and their prayers
and most of all --- their love.
Author Unknown

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"A Child Is Only A Child Once. Make Their

Memories Happy Ones."

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I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way, show them all the beauty they possess inside, give them a sense of pride to make it easier, let the children's laughter remind you how we used to be..."

~Michael Masser and Linda Creed~

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Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.

Speak your love.

Speak it again.

Speak it still again.

Speak it still once again.


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We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.  For my grandchildren I know better.

I'd like them to know about hand-me-down clothes and homemade ice cream and left over meatloaf.  I really would.

My cherished grandson, I hope you learn humility by being humiliated and that you learn honesty by being cheated.

I hope you learn to make your bed and mow the lawn and wash the car - and I hope that nobody gives you a brand-new car when you are 16. And I hope you have a job by then.

It will be good if at least one time you can see a baby calf born and see your old dog put to sleep.

I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.

I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother.  And it is all right to draw a line down the middle of the room, but - when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared - I hope you'll let him.

I hope you have to walk uphill with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.

And rainy days when you have to hitch a ride, I hope your driver doesn't have to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with somebody as uncool as your mom.

If you want a slingshot I hope your father teaches you how to make one instead of buy one.   I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books, and when you learn to use those new fangled computers, you also learn how to add and subtract in your head.

I hope you get razzed by friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and that when you talk back to your mother I hope you learn what Ivory soap tastes like.

May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on the stove, and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.

I hope you get sick when some stupid old person blows cigar smoke in your face. I don't care if you try beer once, but I hope you won't like it. And if a friend offers you a joint or any dope I hope you are smart enough to realize that he is not your friend.

I sure hope you make it in time to sit on a porch with your grandpa or go fishing with your uncle. May you feel sorrow at a funeral and the joy of holidays.

I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through a neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time, when you give her a plaster of Paris mold
of your hand.

These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness.

Paul Harvey

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What House Do You Live In?

"I got two A's," the small boy cried.
His voice was filled with glee.
His father very bluntly asked,
"Why didn't you get three?"
"Mom. I've got the dishes done!"
The girl called from the door.
Her mother very calmly said,
"And did you sweep the floor?"
"I've mowed the grass," the tall boy said,
"And put the mower away!"
His father asked him, with a shrug.
"Did you clean off the clay?"
The children in the house next door
Seem happy and content.
The same things happened over there,
But this is how it went:
"I got two A's," the small boy cried,
His voice was filled with glee.
His father proudly said, "That's great!
I'm glad you live with me!"
"Mom I've got the dishes done!
The girl called from the door.
Her mother smiled and softly said.
"Each day I love you more."
"I've mowed the grass." the tall boy said.
"And put the mower away!"
His father answered with much joy.
"You've made my happy day!"
Children deserve a little praise
For tasks they're asked to do
If they're to lead a happy life.
So much depends on you.

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Monday's child is fair of face,

Tuesday's child is full of grace,

Wednesday's child is full of woe,

Thursday's child has far to go,

Friday's child is loving and giving,

Saturday's child must work for a living,

But the child that's born on the Sabbath day

Is fair and wise and good and gay.

Sunday/Kerry  Monday/Kyle  Tuesday/Chance  Wednesday/Macy
  Thursday/Ryan & Jacqui  Saturday/Mikey & Kay


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Join me today and listen to the children. They can teach us more than we ever imagined. Go back for a few moments and journey to that magical place of childhood memories ....

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"Jesus Loves the Little Children"
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With love,

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from Mémère