We had the chance to spend time with my Grandma, the Sugar Snaps’ Great Grandma, a couple of weeks ago. I am so grateful that our children have the opportunity to connect with their Great Grandma. She is the first generation in her family born in the United States. Her parents were both from Scotland. Some day, I hope we can take the Sugar Snaps to Scotland to experience some of their heritage. I wore my Grandma’s wedding dress on my wedding day.
|My Grandmother is pictured on the left on her wedding day and I am on the right. Photo of me by Susana Bates
The Sugar Snaps seem to know instinctively to be gentle with their Great Grandma. Their interactions together were so sweet and heartfelt.
I have so many happy memories of my Grandma and Grandpa from childhood. My Grandpa passed away after 64 years of marriage. I am sad that the Sugar Snaps never met him. Western culture puts so much emphasis on youth and forgets the value and beauty of our elders. I hope our children are part of a new culture that appreciates the beauty in all generations. Have the children in your life been able to spend time with other generations? I would love to read your stories in the comments.