Submitted by Kaye and Randy Patterson, Champions of BookSpring
Being a Grandparent is great!! For many years as a parent, there was always the worry that decisions on raising your children wouldn’t prove to be right. The arrival of grandchildren (and recently a great-grand daughter) tends to ratify the choices we made as our kids have turned out to be caring and successful parents themselves.
One decision we made early on was to try to instill the love of reading and the curiosity about all things it encourages and, on balance, this was successful. Looking through the wrong end of the telescope as we age, it is hard to see how we both developed a love for reading as kids, but I know that my own parents accomplished this, and our daughters followed with enthusiasm.