48 Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up Being A Grandma

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It’s hard to put into words just what it feels like to be a grandma. It’s pride. It’s pure bliss. It’s feeling like your heart could explode because you have never loved someone as deeply as you love this new life. How is one supposed to convey this feeling of heaven on earth and turn it into words? Thankfully, there are great poets, authors, and thinkers who have done just that! Here are a few of our favorites:

Quotes on Becoming a Grandma for the First Time

I don’t think that there is anything that can prepare you for the way your life changes when you first become a grandma. While you love and adore your family and friends, the love that a grandma has for her grandchild is unlike anything you have or will ever experience, as summed up by these memorable quotes:

“When a child is born, so are grandmothers.” – Judith Levy

“Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.” – Pam Brown

“Then, wham! My first grandchild was born… I was jolted, blindsided by a wallop of loving more intense than anything I could remember or had ever imagined.” – Lesley Stahl

“The best parents get promoted to grandparents.” – Unknown 

“There are no words to describe the happiness in holding your baby’s baby.” – Unknown

“It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother — that’s why the world calls her grandmother.” – Unknown

“You never know the love of a grandparent until you become one.” – Unknown

“There will never be a day like the day your grandchild was born.” – Unknown

“Like many men and women who make egregious and irretrievable mistakes with their own children, she would redeem herself by becoming the perfect grandmother.” – Pat Conroy

“It’s funny what happens when you become a grandparent. You start to act all goofy and do things you never thought you’d do. It’s terrific.” – Mike Krzyzewski

“Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother.” – Edward H. Dreschnack

“Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” – Welsh Proverb

Quotes About the Importance of Grandmas

Grandma is a child’s first friend and babysitter and is typically involved in the earliest of memories, making them an incredibly special part of life. We aren’t the only ones who think this, of course, as many great wordsmiths have conveyed this in their writing, including the great Louisa May Alcott, Janet Lanese, and Suzette Haden Elgin:

“Every house needs a grandmother in it.” – Louisa May Alcott

“A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” – Unknown

“A grandmother is a remarkable woman. She’s a wonderful combination of warmth and kindness, laughter and love.” – Unknown

“Parent-child relationships are complex. Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.” – Janet Lanese

“Every parent knows that children look at their grandparents as sources of wisdom and security.” – David Jeremiah

“There are grandmothers out there who would move heaven and earth for their grandchildren.” – Janice Elliott-Howard

“Grandmother: A wonderful mother with lots of practice.” – Unknown

“Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“A grandmother is both a sword and a shield.” – Fredrik Backman

“A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.” – Charles and Ann Morse

“Grandparents should play the same role in the family as an elder statesman can in the government of a country. They have the experience and knowledge that comes from surviving a great many years of life’s battles and the wisdom, hopefully, to recognize how their grandchildren can benefit from this.” – Geoff Dench

“A grandmother is a safe haven.” – Suzette Haden Elgin

Funny Quotes About Being a Grandma

Kids say the darndest things, which leaves us grandmas smiling and laughing through all of our visits! While it is hard to convey the humor that is being a grandma, we think these 12 funny quotes may do the trick:

“As I learned from growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother.” – Prince William

“Being an everyday grandmother has kept me young at heart, I know all the newest fads and fancies. I am way hipper than most of my friends.” – Trudy Jo Hahn Snader

“When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.” – Ogden Nash

“If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first.” – Lois Wyse

“The smart, kind, beautiful child… must have got it from their grandparents.” – Unknown

“Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.” – Gene Perret

“From my observation, the older you get, the more you like the word ‘cozy.’ That’s why most of the elderly wear pants with elastic waistbands. If they wear pants at all. This may explain why grandparents are in love with buying grandkids pajamas and bathrobes.” – Holly Goldberg Sloan

“If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it.” – Hannah Whithall Smith

“The smart, kind, beautiful child must have got it from their grandparents.” – Gene Perret

“You make all your mistakes with your own children so by the time your grandchildren arrive, you know how to get it right. Plus, once you turn 50, you kind of stop giving a s**t what others think.” – Liz Fenton

“If your baby is ‘beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,’ you’re the grandma.” – Teresa Bloomingdale

“I don’t intentionally spoil my grandkids. It’s just that correcting them often takes more energy than I have left.” – Gene Perret

Heartwarming Quotes About Being a Grandma

Do you remember what a special part of your life your grandma was to you? You are now that to a new generation! While times have changed and families don’t live as close together as they once did, the importance of the grandmother/grandchild remains the same, as demonstrated by these beautiful and heartwarming quotes:

“There’s no place like home—except grandma’s house.” – Unknown

“Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.” – Marcy DeMaree

“A garden of love grows in a Grandmother’s heart.” – Unknown

“Grandmothers and roses are much the same. Each is a God’s masterpiece with different names.” – Unknown

“Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.” – Unknown

“A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes.” – Barbara Cage

“Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.” – Doug Larson

“Grandma’s heart is a patchwork of love.” – Unknown

“Truth be told, being a grandma is as close as we ever get to perfection. The ultimate warm sticky bun with plump raisins and nuts.” – Bryna Nelson Paston

“You are the sun, Grandma, you are the sun in my life.” -Kitty Tsui

“Grandparents are like magicians. They can create wonderful memories for their grandchildren out of thin air.” – Unknown

“Blessed are those who spoil and snuggle, hug and hope, pray and pamper, for they shall be called grandparents.” – Unknown

We hope this collection of quotes brought a smile to your face and reinforced just how important you are to your grandchildren. There is truly no purer love than the one shared by a grandma and grandchild, which makes your title and job all the more special.

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