Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Grandfather's "Sweet 16" Gift To His Granddaughter Is Literally Timeless.

Her Grandfather Was Her Main Influence

Her Grandfather Was Her Main Influence

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When Ren was a little girl her grandfather had a huge influence on her life. From the time that Ren was two until she was five, her grandfather was her babysitter. "He has been there for me and has been one of the most influential people in my life," said Ren. And they didn't stop being close once she grew up, in fact, her recent birthday was a very special occasion that Ren will surely remember forever.

Waiting For A Very Long Time

Waiting For A Very Long Time

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Since Ren and her grandfather have such a tight bond, it should come as no surprise that he wanted to do something extra special for her big 16th birthday. You won't believe it when you find out how long the present took to make and how long Ron had to keep it a secret. This gift proves without a doubt that it's truly the thought that counts. If you're a grandparent, make sure you're paying attention, because this gift just upped the ante.

His Love For Her Is Infinite

His Love For Her Is Infinite

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Many grandparents enjoy spoiling the grandchildren with stuff, but Ron wanted to get Ren something that would never be able to be replaced. Ren was given three journals from her grandfather. In them, Ron wrote his favorite memories of spending time with Ren when she was a tiny tot. They're not exceptional memories, but you can tell by how Ron spoke about Ren, that they were more than significant to him. His love for his granddaughter poured off every page.

Advice And Trips To The Zoo

Advice And Trips To The Zoo

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On every single page of the journals Ron wrote details of the days they spent together. "The notebooks are just filled with daily things we did. We went to the zoo a lot and flew kites, and throughout the notebooks, he gave me advice," said Ren. Ron wasn't always sure when he was going to give the journals to Ren, but the other option was more bittersweet than sweet.

It Was Time To Give Them Away

It Was Time To Give Them Away

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Even though Ron was keeping the journals for many years, he wasn't sure about when he was going to give them to Ren. He went to Ren's mother for advice. "Do you want me to give it to her for her 16th birthday or wait until after I pass away?" he asked. Ren's mother wanted him to give her the notebooks now, so that way they had the memory to share. Ren's reaction was completely heartwarming.

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