September 9*: National Grandparents Day

*September 9, 2012 is National Grandparents Day, at least in the United States. Since 1978, when President Jimmy Carter made the holiday official, National Grandparents Day has been celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

Every year growing up from kindergarten to my senior year in high school, every student would write a letter to their grandparents right around this time. It’s been years since I graduated, and yet I still feel the need to write a letter. However, I confess that I haven’t written one yet. Well, there’s still time to get that letter written, or at least make some phone calls.

Those of us who have lost a grandparent know that we never know how much time we have left and we don’t want to waste any of it. If you have any grandparent still living, take the time today to tell them you love them.

Now, depending on what your grandparents are like, you may also be able to celebrate Teddy Bear Day and/or Wonderful Weirdos Day at the same time.

“Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord.”
Leviticus 19:32

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