Giving thanks for my granddaughters, who are becoming beautiful young women, warms my heart. I enjoyed their infanthood, toddlerhood and so many stages of their young lives. I treasure so many memories of our special times together. But as I see their personalities and talents develop, it’s rewarding to be able to appreciate the unique gifts they are to the world. Grandparenthood is the best. Without the day-to-day struggles and irritations, grandparents can take the long view and have faith and hope for their future and offer unconditional love. I am very grateful that I can be an integral part of my granddaughters’ lives.