3 Days, 3 Quotes (Day 2)

Again, thanks to Amy (at The World Is A Book…) for inviting me to participate the “3 Days, 3 Quotes” challenge — post a quote each day for 3 days and nominate 3 new bloggers each day to take part.

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.
— Author Unknown

My mom and my niece

My mom and my niece

At my mom’s funeral, the person who cried the loudest was one of her grandsons. Mom had taken care of 8 out of her 10 grandchildren when they were little. All my siblings and I worked fulltime, so whoever had a baby, Mom went to his or her house to help. When her grandkid grew a little older, every morning she would watch her grandkid get on the school bus, and later welcome him or her back home. She never got paid, never took a sick leave, and never complained.

Today, I would like to invite Dawn (The Day After) to participate the challenge. I was also going to invite Tree (Conversations Around the Tree) but someone else already did (It still counts, doesn’t it? 😉 And the third invitation goes to… anyone who wants to participate (Thanks Cee for the good idea!)

Thank you for visiting my blog.


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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20 Responses to 3 Days, 3 Quotes (Day 2)

  1. Amy says:

    I’m reading with tears in my eyes…. Thank you for sharing the quote and story.

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  2. Helen C says:

    Thanks, Amy. I didn’t think what my mom had done was so difficult until I was at her age when she took care of her first grandchild. Not to mention she had done it for 7 more later.
    I was happy how this photo has turned out and I learned how to post quote today. I am very happy. Thanks!


  3. sunsetdragon says:


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  4. joannesisco says:

    What a lovely picture! Just today I was talking to a friend about the very special relationship that exists between grandparents and grandchildren. Lucky are those who get to experience it.

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    • Helen C says:

      I totally agree with you, Joanne. I have never seen my grandparents. For a long time, we (people in Taiwan) were not allowed to contact people in mainland China. When we finally did, my grandparents were passed away. Lucky are those who get to experience it — exactly!


  5. loisajay says:

    What a beautiful photo, Helen. The intensity in your niece’s eyes as she looks at your mother….just wonderful.

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  6. seeker says:

    Excellent quote to go with your Mother’s photo. What a wonderful tribute. There’s a saying that only good Mothers can become great Grandmother. I bet your Mother is this!

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  7. Cee Neuner says:

    It must have been remarkable to have a family as close knit as yours was. 😀

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  9. restlessjo says:

    Great photo and memories, Helen 🙂

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  10. This is a beautiful tribute Helen, I am honored to be tagged in it. (I;m sorry I am just now seeing this)

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