old and young person holding hands

 

Compiled by Jenny Goldade

 

With Grandparents Day approaching this coming Sunday, we wanted to share some inspirational poems and quotes to honor grandparents.

 

These touching sayings can help us grieve and honor grandparents who are no longer physically with us, but forever in our hearts.

 

Grandparents — Unknown

Grandparents bestow upon

their grandchildren

The strength and wisdom that time

And experience have given them.

 

Grandchildren bless their Grandparents

With a youthful vitality and innocence

That help them stay young at heart forever.

 

Together they create a chain of love

Linking the past with the future

The chain may lengthen,

But it will never part…

 

We Had a Wonderful Grandfather — Unknown

We had a wonderful grandfather,

One who never really grew old;

His smile was made of sunshine,

And his heart was solid gold;

His eyes were as bright as shining stars,

And in his cheeks fair roses you see.

We had a wonderful grandfather,

And that’s the way it will always be,

But take heed, because

He’s still keeping an eye on all of us,

So let’s make sure

He will like what he sees

 

Our Granddad — Unknown

It broke our hearts to lose you,

But you never went alone,

For a part of us went with you,

The day god took you home.

 

A million times we missed you,

A million times we cried,

If love could have saved you,

You never would have died.

 

To the grave you travel,

Our flowers placed with care,

No-one knows the heartache,

as we turn to leave you there.

 

Read the rest of the poem here.

 

My Loving Grandmother — Nivedeeta Pereira

When I had no shoulder to lean on,

And my eyes were filled with tears.

I had my Nana to count on,

to drive away my fears.

 

Despite all the wrong I’d done,

When the light I couldn’t see,

Nana was my shining sun,

who gently consoled me.

 

She always encouraged and inspired me,

to follow my every dream,

she’d tell me that I was not alone,

cause she was my team.

 

Read the rest of the poem here.

 

God Saw You Getting Tired — Unknown

God saw you getting tired

and a cure was not to be

so he put his arms around you

and whispered,

Come to Me.

 

With tearful eyes we watch you

and saw you pass away

and although we loved you dearly

we could not make you stay.

 

A Golden heart stopped beating

hard working hands at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove us

he only takes the best.

 

Inspirational Quotes

We gathered a collection of quotes to honor grandparents and remember the love they gave:

 

“Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories, and love.” — Unknown

 

“Between the earth and the sky above, nothing can match a grandmother’s love.” — Unknown

 

“Grandparents hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.” — Unknown

 

“Sometimes our grandmas and grandpas are like grand-angels.” — Lexie Saige

 

“Grandparents make the world a little softer, a little kinder, a little warmer.” — Unknown

 

“There’s nothing more wonderful than the love and guidance a grandparent can give his or her grandchild.” — Edward Fays

 

“My grandmother once said that grief is the price we pay for love.” ­— Prince William

 

“Some of the world’s best educators are grandparents.” — Charles W. Shedd

 

“A garden of love grows in a grandmother’s heart.” — Unknown

 

“A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.” — Unknown

 

What are your favorite poems or quotes to honor grandparents? Share them with us in the comments!