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What do your grandchildren think about you? What memories with you stick out in their minds? They might not ever communicate that to you (or they might), but here are some written comments from other grandchildren about their grandparents to encourage you. Know that your grandchildren would have very similar things to say about you.

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Grandma helps me do my homework. When I don’t understand things and if she crayondoesn’t know, she tries to figure it out with me.

– Aliyah, 7

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I hope to make many more memories with my grandma that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I hope that she will continue to teach me things so that I can carry on to teach my children/grandchildren someday as she has done with and for me.

– Hayley, 12

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What I want to do in the future is for my grandpa to walk me down my wedding aisle.

– Elena, 9

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My neighborhood was destroyed by a tornado. Trees were knocked down everywhere and many homes were destroyed or had no electricity. My grandfather drove five hours to my house and came to the rescue when we were in so much need of help. We cleared the trees with his chainsaws and even bird-drawinghelped other people who needed lots of assistance. When we were done he told me, “Andre, I’m so proud of you. You’re finally becoming a man! Putting others before yourself shows compassion, empathy and a strong will.” I hugged him and told him how thankful I was to have a grandfather like him. Best moment in my life, and that’s why he’s my role model.

– Andre, 17

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I have a fantastic grandpa. He took my brother and me to stay with him. My grandpa is so thoughtful and caring because he chose to do this.

– Tyler, 8

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My grandma means everything in the world to me. She is one of a kind. She’s always there when I need her.

– Anthony, 7

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My grandma has encouraged me to reach higher goals than even I believed I could reach. I have been successful in school, sports and life because of her support.

– John, 9

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She supports me with whatever happens and whatever mistakes I have made. My grandma is someone I can always rely on.

– Jackson, 13

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Papa is the most honorable man I have ever met. True to his family and faith, he is always a pleasure to be around. To me, Papa means everything.

– Garrett, 14

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starsMy grandpa is a good man. He always helps people when they need help. He always teaches me how to fix things when they are broken. He taught me how to fish and hunt deer to provide food for our family. My grandpa says to always do my best, that it’s okay to make mistakes, and to be brave no matter what happens, and that it’s okay to cry.

– Austin, 7

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Grandpas are just as good as a dad! Why is this, you may ask? Well, because my mother already broke him in! This isn’t his first time.

– Mady, 13

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My grandma has come to all of my band and music concerts. She watches me show my animals at the 4-H fair and is always proud of my accomplishments.

– Alana, 15

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He taught me that men should contribute equally in a household. He helps my Grandma with all kinds of things. He does things like mopping the floor, doing the laundry and cooking meals. (He makes the best roast EVER!)

– Parker, 8

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She is the “wind in my sails,” or in other words, she is very uplifting and challenges me to strive in life. Even brief conversations with her can brighten my entire day and help me to better myself. My grandma has more than just maturity and positivity; she has the strongest faith of anybody I have ever met.

– Gabrielle, 15

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She has had to raise children two separate times in her life. Most days I feel guilty for that. I feel like I took all of her life and used it all up. On other days, I flowersfeel grateful. She is the strongest person I have ever met in my entire life. She is my role model. I can absolutely credit her for the values I hold today.

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– Briana, 16

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One time, Granddad took me to a father-daughter dance and taught me the twist!

– Elizabeth, 10

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2-heartsMy grandma battled cancer for a very long time. When she was very sick and we went to visit her, she still made an effort to try to tell us she loved us and give us kisses, even when she couldn’t even open her eyes. It was very inspiring to see her push through the pain and stay happy when we came. The doctors said she wouldn’t make it through that December, but she fought and fought all the way to April. That taught me to push through the hard times in life and to never give up.

– Ellie, 13

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1-heartHe is strong and kind and always tells me how much he loves me. He never forgets.

– Talia, 13

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Grandpa was diagnosed with polio at age two, but is still close to God regardless of his trials. His polio left him with a bad leg, so growing up he could never play sports. When I am reminded of this and see that it never beat him, I am inspired to never give up in life. Grandpa has taught me lessons that I will always carry with me. He showed me how to be strong in times of great trial, how to rejoice in times of great happiness, and how to trust myself and God in every aspect of life. I will forever cherish the moments I have had with my beloved Grandpa.

– Gentry, 14

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I think it would be great if my grandpa would retire so that we could travel to all kinds of exotic places over the world. That would be totally cool.

– Kyle, 8

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I have great memories of taking naps with him when I was little and I would hug his belly and feel his heart beat. I loved the feeling of his hands over mine when he washed my hands before supper. I loved it when he gave me “Whisker Jobs,” and it would tickle my face and make me laugh.

– Daphne, 13

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My grandma made sure she was at all my special events. She would take the train, fly, drive, come here any way she could if we had something going on. She has given my family and me so much support.

– Mia, 14

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I like to take walks with him in the woods and talk to him. He knows a lot about things.

– Wyatt, 6

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My grandpa has been in my life since the first day I was born. He loves to brush my hair and hold my hand in church. He taught me how to ride my bike and how to fish.

– Jasmine, 14

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Grandma has family dinners at least once a week. It is not just about eating together. It is about connecting with the ones you love the most. Because of this, my cousins are like brothers to me and my aunts are like second mothers.

– Faith, 9

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sunMy grandpa is at all my sporting events because he is retired and has lots of time for me. He even stays to watch me cheer, and he stands and cheers along.

– Hailey, 14

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cloudNobody ever once told her that she had to adopt my brother, sister and me. Nowhere did she ever sign the contract saying she would push me forward with all the encouragement and love her tired heart could muster up. She didn’t refuse to give up on me no matter how many times I broke her trust and faith in me. She chose to love me unconditionally.

– Kayla, 17

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Nana is my shining light! She is my mentor, security, and giver of affection. She is the one who guides me down the right path in life.

– Daisy, 14flowers2