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A Tribute to Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren
By Rolanda T. Pyle
We would like to celebrate you for
all you’ve done. For caring for your granddaughter and
your grandson. You took on this awesome task that no one
else could do, because no one loves and cares for your
grandchild quite like you.
You had the courage to start all
over again. Raising your grandchildren at an age when
you thought you might retire, travel and rest. But the
children needed caregivers, and they needed the best.
Some came to you in pampers and most
in tears needing nurturing and someone who cares. Others
came as toddlers, exploring the world on the run. You
couldn’t believe this happened - after you thought that
you were done.
Still others came at school age,
when they needed guidance and direction. Science may
have you baffled but you are great at giving affection.
And some of you have teenagers, oh my, what can I say.
Just keep reminding yourself that they won’t stay this
We know it has not been easy – often
quite a heavy load. And there have been many bumps
along the road. You’ve been misunderstood, labeled and
denied the services you need, often criticized and not
recognized for your labor or your good deed.
But we are here to honor you who
have done so much to change the lives of children with
your special touch. We thank you grandparents: we thank
you once, we thank you twice. And know you are
appreciated for the rest of your life.
Thank you, grandparents.