I was very little all the Grandmas that I knew
All walked around this world in ugly grandma shoes.
know the ones I speak of, those black clunky heeled kind,
They just looked so very awful that it weighed upon my mind,
I knew, when I grew old. I'd have to wear those shoes,
I'd think of that, from time to time it seemed like such bad
never was a rebel, I wore saddle shoes to school,
And next came ballerinas then the sandals, pretty cool.
then came spikes with pointed toes then platforms, very tall,
As each new fashion came along I wore them, one and all.
always, in the distance, looming in my future, there,
Was that awful pair of ugly shoes, the kind that Grandmas wear.
eventually got married and then became a Mom
Our kids grew up and left, and when their children came along,
knew I was a Grandma and the time was drawing near
When those clunky old black lace up shoes was what I'd have to
would I do my gardening or take my morning hike?
I couldn't even think about how I would ride my bike!
fashions kept evolving and one day I realized
That the shape of things to come was changing, right before my
now, when I go shopping what I see, fills me with glee
For, in my jeans and Reeboks I'm as comfy as can be.
I look at all these teenage girls and there, upon their feet
Are clunky, black, old Grandma shoes, and they really think
grandma is someone who's
dear in every way.
smile is like the sunshine that brightens each new day.
grandma is someone who plays a special part
all the treasured memories we hold within our heart.
HUGS ARE MADE OF LOVE
my grandma does is something special made with love.
takes me to add the extra touch that says, "I love you very
fixes hurts with a kiss and smile and tells good stories
warm and cozy on her lap for secret telling or a nap.
when I say my prayers at night I ask God to bless and hold her
when it comes to giving hugs my grandma's arms are filled with
the not too distant past -- I remember very well -
tended to their knitting and their cookies were just swell.
were always at the ready when you needed some advice.
their sewing (I can tell you) was available - and nice.
Grandma's not deserted you, she dearly love you still..
just won't find her cooking, but she's right there at the till.
thinks about you daily -- you haven't been forsook.
photos are quite handy in the Pentium notebook.
scans your art work now though and combines it with cool sound,
make electronic greetings. She prints pictures by the pound.
right there when you need her, you really aren't alone,
out now with her "puter pals," but she took her new
can also leave a message on her answering machine;
page her at the fun meet, she's been there since eight fifteen.
the world's a very different place, there is no doubt of that.
"E" her from her web page, or join her in a chat.
joined the electronic age and it really seems to suit her.
don't expect the same old gal, cause Grandma's gone
grandmother has a special talent - she always knows just what to
make her grandchildren happy and to show she loves them, too.
the family get-togethers she's the first person to look for ~
can entertain small children for hours and they always keep
asking for more.
can tell when a grandmother's teasing by the twinkle that shines
in her eyes ~
and expert at settling problems for she's loving, patient and
grandchildren always admire her, even when they are grown ~
always feel proud and happy to claim Grandmother as their own.
bestow upon their grandchildren the strength and wisdom that
time and experience have given them.
bless their grandparents with a youthful vitality and innocence
that help them stay young at heart forever.
they create a chain of love linking the past with the future.
The chain may lengthen, but it will never part.....
can bring the warmth we can find in their embrace,
little more is needed to bring love than the smile on their
a supply of precious stories, yet they've time to wipe a tear,
give us reasons to make us laugh, they grow more precious
through the years.
believe that God sent us Grandparents as our legacy from above
share the moments of our life as extra measures of His love.
are meant for kisses and hugs
watching rainbows and catching bugs.
baking all of your favorite things,
books to read and songs to sing.
ARE GRANDMAS FOR?
are for stories about things of long ago.
are for caring about all the things you know.
are for rocking you and singing you to sleep.
are for giving you nice memories to keep.
are for knowing all the things you're dreaming of.
most of all, Grandmas are for love.
IS A GRANDMA?
grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories.
remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your
is someone you can tell your secrets and worries to,
she hopes and prays that all your dreams come true.
always loves you, no matter what.
can see past temper tantrums and bad moods,
makes it clear that they don't affect how precious you are to
is an encouraging word and a tender touch. She is full of proud
is the one person in the world who loves you with all her heart,
remembers the child you were and cherishes the person you've