This Sunday, September 9th, is “National Grandparents Day“.
True Parents said:
“Since the grandfather and grandmother are in the position of God, they should be attended like God. Otherwise, the axis of love will not be set in place. Horizontal love arises after this is established. Horizontal love reaches out in four directions, but vertical love moves in only one direction.”
National Grandparents Day falls each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. It’s not a holiday invented to sell cards and flowers. It was initiated at the grassroots level by West Virginian Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, with the behind-the-scenes support of her husband Joseph L. McQuade. They had 15 children, 43 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
There are three purposes for National Grandparents Day:
- To honor grandparents.
- To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children.
- To help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.
Since we have such passion for ideal families make sure to take time this weekend to honor your grandparents (or your children’s grandparents) And if you are a grandparent, take an extra moment to express your love to your grandchildren.