I’m a grandmother. Two years ago my husband and I suddenly became guardians of our 6 year old grandson after our daughter was killed by a drunk driver.
We have always helped with the care of our grandson, but now it became 24/7 on top of dealing with the loss of our youngest child who was 25.
We are a yours-mine-and ours family. Both my husband and I had children from previous marriages. Then we had Maggie, the “ours” kid. There are 15 years between our oldest and youngest. Having Maggie was like parenting round 2, as the rest of the kids were out of the house when she was still young.
Having our grandson, Zilas, now age 8, is parenting – round 3. But we are ready to take on the challenge. We wouldn’t have it any other way. Although we still miss our daughter greatly, he is very much like her and a joy to us.
I want to share the journey of parenting and our adventures.