Grandmas are special and loving women. Sierra Sessions' grandma doesn't let her forget it. Every single day, Sessions' grandma sends her a picture and a text message telling her granddaughter that she loves her.
My grandma sends me these every day. She is the purest thing on the earth and we have to protect her at all costs. pic.twitter.com/DqrAAmmdpU
Having a good relationship with your grandma can be special and life changing. Here are seven things you should do with your grandma before it is too late:
1. Record her life stories
Have you ever asked your grandma how she felt the day you were born? Or her most treasured memory of your mom/dad? Have you asked her what it was like to live in the past, or what things were most important to her?
Everyone has an amazing story to tell. You will learn a lot about yourself, your parents and the past when you spend time listening and recording her stories. Create an audio and written file. One day, her recorded struggle might help you get through a similar hard time.
She will continue to live on through the record you have kept.
2. Give her a hug and a kiss
She isn't going to be physically around forever. Hold her close and give her a kiss, it might be the last time you can.
Never leave your grandma in doubt of your love. It means a lot to her when you look her in the eyes and say, "I love you grandma."
4. Record her recipes
Dinner at grandma's are the best. Record her recipes and spend a day in the kitchen with her. She will treasure this time, because you show that you appreciate her and the meals she made for you.
5. Send her a hand written letter
Emails and texts are great, but a handwritten letter will mean a lot to your grandma. Take time to sit down and write a legible letter. Tell your grandma about your days and your struggles. She will treasure that letter more than you realize.
Stacie Simpson is a FamilyShare staff writer. She loves listening to, gathering and sharing stories and advice to help others improve their quality of life. She spends most of her free time with her husband, ballroom dancing, reading and writing.