It is easy to love when everything is going well. When others love us. When life is "easy". But, when things get difficult, this is when love shows itself. When we choose to keep loving, no matter what. Love does not quit - even if others do, we make the choice to continue to love. This is love. This is how God loves us and how we need to choose to love others.
This is so important for us to know as grandparents - we need to absolutely love our grandchildren when they are sweet and snuggly and when they may be stubborn and disobedient. A grandparent's unconditional and unwavering love is something which will give their grandchildren an opportunity to experience true love; and in so doing will give them a rock to hold fast to throughout their lives and an example to follow.