I only knew one of the 4 grandparents, as the other three had passed long before I was born. However, my maternal grandmother and I were very close. She moved in with us after I was born and took care of us while our parents went back to work. She was almost like a second mother to me. She passed a few years after I graduated from college. I treasure all the memories I had with her.
Now that my own little baby was just born (yay! He's three weeks old today!!) I want him to know his grandparents. He is lucky to have 3 of his 4 grandparents still living. (My dad passed 5 years ago...boy do I wish he could be here to meet his new grandson named after him). My mom has been here nearly every day and I have a feeling she will follow in my grandmother's footsteps and be like a second mommy to my little guy
Grandparents are wonderful and amazing people!