Why am I writing this blog? Well...
Because I have always had the perspective that I didn't need to know why I have had to go through the uncomfortable things in my life as long as thru them I could reach out and help another.
Okay...that isn't the only reason...I need you, too.
Being a relatively hip, cool, and young (42 years young!) Grammie who is raising her granddaughter, I started seeking out information and support online only to find there was very little out there.
I did find, however, that about 1 in 10 children are being raised by at least one grandparent!
Our beautiful little one is 15 months old. I was there at her birth, and she has been with us pretty much ever since that day...but more on that later!
Wee little Willow brings so much joy to our lives that it is hard to imagine wanting life to be different--but we would.
We would want her to be at home with a healthy Mom (And Dad), and then have plenty of play dates and fun time with Grammie and Papa. But that wasn't the plan. Nope. How come nothing ever goes according to plan? Well, at least not according to my plan at least!
So while raising seven of our own kids, and just three years away from being empty nesters, we are starting the parenting journey from the Wee Willow beginning. I would call that a bitter-sweet blessing, but a blessing nonetheless!
So here we are....starting this journey called blogging to share our stories, our struggles, and our Grand-Parenting tips with each other.
Are you a grandparent raising your grandchild or grandchildren? Share with us! We can't wait to hear from you.