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In Grandpa's Hands

In Grandpa's Hands - Dr. Marlena Uhrik
Moments shared between grandparents and their grandchildren are moments to cherish. These are the times when hope and promise are present. In Grandpa's Hands calls forth the special bond that occurs between the generations as they reach out to teach and touch each other's spirit.

This book is designed to promote communication and the emotional connectedness that comes from a nurturing relationship of fundamental importance. In Grandpa's Hands celebrates the relationship between Grandpas and their grandchildren. Beautifully illustrated with 12 fine-art drawings, this book is a work of art that communicates the reassurance of a caring relationship, a sense of well-being, and a sense of future.


"From the Author" statement

In Grandpa’s Hands was created as a result of my experience seeing my elderly dad go through a life-threatening surgery. It was the long battle to recovery that had me reflecting on what my dad meant to me and the entire family—his children, grandchildren, and his great grandchildren. Through his struggle to recovery, it became even more apparent who he was, not only to his family, but his friends, and neighbors and the world.

In Grandpa’s Hands was written to honor not only this Grandpa, but to honor all Grandpas and who they are to the world. They are the keeper of the family, the strength, the history, and wisdom of generations. They are the ones who teach us the lessons of life through their actions, words, and deeds. Grandpas teach us the things we need to know for everyday life and help carry us into our future.

In Grandpa’s Hands is designed to promote discussion about the importance of the elderly and their role in our lives and our society. It is meant to honor the simple things in life that remind us of our gratitude for the people who bring us joy and happiness.

—Dr. Marlena E. Uhrik

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Marlena Uhrik, Ed.D., has worked in education and child / family advocacy for over forty years. She has received numerous local and national awards for improving the quality of life for children and families... Read More

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