1: Dear Joan, You have brought so much love and joy to so many lives. I hope this book will remind you of special memories with family and friends. You are a gift to us from God. Love You, Cathleen
2: May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand. May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism. Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there, even when you feel most alone. | May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them. May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them. Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished. | These Are My Wishes For You.....
3: It is the content of the encounter that is more important than its form. May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart. Find time in each day to see beauty and love in the world around you. Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard you may be more than compensated for in another. . | What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience. May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another's judgment of your accomplishments. May you always feel loved.
4: God's most beautiful thoughts bloom into children
6: Sam, Andrew, Jake Sarah, Hannah, Grace, Emma & Jessi | Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old.
7: What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And most importantly, cookies. - Rudolph Giuliani
9: God gave us loving grandchildren as a reward for all our random acts of kindness
10: Children are love made visible
12: Daughters are like butterflies, each one is different, each one is special, each one is beautiful.
13: Chris, Kerry, Sarah, Jessi & Sam | Family....... another word for love
14: A family is a gift that lasts forever
15: A mother holds her children's hands for awhile, their hearts forever.
16: My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
18: A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend
19: There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between a mother and a son
23: The laughter of a child is the light of a house
26: The soul is healed by being with children
28: Through the eyes of a child you will see the world as it ought to be
29: A wee bit of heaven drifted down from above, a handful of happiness, a heart full of love.
30: Journey of Friendship I searched high and low on a journey without end. Traveling on a path to find a special friend. Then I caught your smile. I remember the day, When our friendship started in a very special way. Now time has passed and our friendship has grown. Laughter, secrets and prayers is all we've ever known. Through the seasons of life, Good times as well as tears. I'll journey by your side Your friend throughout the years.
31: There will be many people who will walk in and out of your life but only true friends will leave footprints behind
32: Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait to hear the answer
33: Friends are relatives you make for yourself
34: Family is a gift that lasts forever
35: You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
36: A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes. She is someone you can tell your secrets and worries to, and she hopes and prays that all your dreams come true. She always loves you, no matter what. She can see past temper tantrums and bad moods, and makes it clear that they don't affect how precious you are to her. She is an encouraging word and a tender touch. She is full of proud smiles. She is the one person in the world who loves you with all her heart, who remembers the child you were and cherishes the person you've become. | What Is a Grandma?
38: A Grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher and a little bit best friend | WE LOVE YOU GRANDMA!