Quotes About Grandparents


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Grandparents are a Blessing

"What a wonderful contribution our grandmothers and grandfathers can make if they will share some of the rich experiences and their testimonies with their children and grandchildren."

Vaughn J. Featherstone, "The Savior's Program for the Care of the Aged," Ensign, Nov. 1974, 29

"Grandparents can have a profound influence on their grandchildren. Their time is generally not as encumbered and busy as the parents', so books can be opened and read, stories can be told, and application of gospel principles taught. Children then obtain a perspective of life which not only is rewarding but can bring them security, peace, and strength. It is possible to send letters, tapes, and pictures, particularly where distances are great and it is not possible to see one another often. Those who are blessed with a closeness to grandparents and other elderly people have a rich companionship and association. There might be times when they can attend graduations, weddings, temple excursions, missionary farewells and homecomings, and other special events with family members."

Ezra Taft Benson, "To the Elderly in the Church," Ensign, Nov. 1989, 4

"What could you do better for your children and grandchildren than to record the story of your life, your triumphs over adversity your recovery after a fall, your progress when all seemed black, your rejoicing when you had finally achieved?"

Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 351