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Grandparents

Grandparents

Related imageHello, hello, hello, everyone!!

I hope you are okay. Are you excited about Christmas?? Three more weeks for our Christmas holidays. Woohoo!!!

Did you read my last post about Christmas traditions?? I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it. Today I would like to speak about grandparents.

What are grandparents? The scientific definition would be… they are our parents’ parents, right? However, could we describe grandparents in just a simple word? I can’t. As I am growing old, I am more aware of the importance of having grandparents, seeing you grow and developing into adults, advising you and being always by your side.

I consider myself very blessed, as I still have my four grandparents alive and I really hope this continues for many more years.  As I was growing, I always took for granted that my grandparents were always going to be by my side. However, even though it’s the cycle of life, you can always remember their phrases, stories or even things that they did for you. That would never go.

Sometimes elderly people can get a bit challenging, and we sometimes don’t have the time or the patience to listen to them. When I visit my grandparents, I always look forward to listening about their stories, even though sometimes they repeat themselves, it’s very nice seeing their eyes glow. They make me travel back with their words and it always helps me see life in a different way. The part that I love the most is when they speak about their love stories.

This past weekend it was my grandfather’s birthday and he wanted to celebrate it at a hotel with everyone reunited. I have a big family and it’s always hard to organise something for everyone to be able to come. Therefore, because birthdays are a specific date, we decided to book the hotel rooms and leave it for whoever could join. It took me a lot of time to think about going because it’s not as easy when you live abroad. But thinking that it’s his wish to have everyone together and that it’s a lifetime experience, I couldn’t stay the weekend so far from home without capturing this experience with my own eyes.

When I grow old, I would love to be able to teach my grandchildren about my own stories, with my eyes glowing with happiness.

“The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with things we do for the people we love and esteem.”– Walt Disney.

R.A. 



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