The older I get the more I come to value those conversations with my grandmothers. As a kid I didn't truly appreciate them as I should I just knew that for most of my life I was their favorite grandchild as I was the only one for so long. Lol that right there put me in their good graces.
My grandma on my moms side has always been very loving, attentive and pro-me, but she has also always been brutally honest with me since I could remember. I never took some of her spats or disagreements with my decisions the way I took it when those same comments may have come from my mom. Maybe her approach was different? Or maybe I just knew better than to test my granny? lol Either way she always stated reasons why she would feel a certain way, that made it easy for me to accept and reconsider my approach. I mean, she was and still is highly respected in all facets that she involves herself in so I definitely appreciate that she has helped mold me into a listener. I know that I can call my grandmother any day at any time and just talk, about life, about love, about anything. It is quite a satisfying and calming feeling because I get the feeling that my transition from a child to an adult is respected and considered when she has conversations with me. I tell my granny I spend to much money and she can combat that with stories of her not being financially responsible after first making some real money to make me feel better. After the story she tells me what she did to start saving too lol.
As I get older I understand certain things and the dynamics that go along with them, the relationships that I have with my grandmothers is something that I am grateful to have and understand. I hope that for all of you, your relationship with your grandparents is something that is truly valuable.