National Grandparents Day is coming up on Sunday, but schools across the country have already started throwing a special day for grandparents and their grandchildren. The touching photos, gushy messages and epic shoutouts from families have us so choked up that we're bracing ourselves for a flood of tears all weekend.
Grandparents don't always get the credit they deserve, which is something Marian McQuade, a native West Virginian, campaigned to change in the '70s. She hoped for a designated day to honor grandparents and the value they bring to families. In 1978, former President Jimmy Carter officially declared the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day.
So, to all the grandparents in our lives, thank you for your unconditional love and support. Thank you for all the breaks you give parents without a single complaint, for sprinkling star dust in children's lives while connecting them to past generations, for being a parenting example to learn and grow from.
To all the grandmas and grandpas who give and give, this one's for you.
I know you've loved me since I was born, but I've loved you my whole life.
Thank you for putting a big smile on her face and a lot of love in her heart.
Grandparents are so important in conditioning our babies. They’re our guiding lights and forever helpers.
Some people don't believe in (heroes), but they haven't met my grandpa.
Grandparents make the world ... a little softer, a little kinder, a little warmer.