Thankful for Grandparents - The Wind Beneath My Wings
This is in response to Debbie Reynolds' wonderful challenge during these pre-Thanksgiving days. We all do get so very busy working and with our busy lives that we do not stop to 'smell the roses' or give thanks for all that we have. Of course, what we really "have" is not materialistic - it's faith, family, friends, relationships...those things that we cannot measure with our bank accounts.
Yesterday, I found a lovely video that reminded me of my grandparents. My life was so positively shaped by all four of my grandparents - I spent summers with them and loved every minute of my time with them. It's short - take the minute or so to watch...
I grew up in a family of golfers - all of them! We spent lots of time at the country clubs when I was with my grandparents. The only problem with spending time at the clubs? Well, I'm left handed and didn't like golf! Golfing was just 'too slow' for me - not exciting at all - and without left handed clubs, I simply had no interest or the equipment necessary to participate in this sport!
My grandmother knew this and she always facilitated the days at the club for me - at the pool! I became a great swimmer and diver as a result! The Olympic sized pool with both high and low-dive areas, is where I "lived" when everyone was on the course - except my grandmother, who was always by my side and always my biggest fan!
The important things in life are not the 'things' but, the people. I will forever be thankful for my childhood with my grandparents - all 4 of them (who, happened to live right around the corner from each other)! I always felt like the luckiest girl in the world when I was with them - and I hope to pay that forward when my boys have children! They were truly the wind beneath my wings throughout my childhood...and beyond.
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