Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Good Day

"Can I pick them up after school?" I asked him. The answer was 'yes'. Today is a good day.

It seems as though I have traveled many miles since I moved out of my home over a month ago. I have seen my granddaughters twice during that time. A change from seeing them most every day. As I'm sure other grandparents feel, those who deal with an estrangement of a child, I worry that my grandchildren will turn against me and believe me to be the 'bad' person in all of this. Yet, I know that my granddaughters are loving and aware of the problems we faced every day. I know that they know I am a kind person who wouldn't hurt anyone. I know that they have come to me seeking peace and consolation. I know they know.

Truly no one can understand what it is to be a grandparent unless you have tasted the sweetness of its breath. A child is born as well as a new kind of love. A bond begins that is different than that experienced with our children. God has truly bestowed on us the perfect gift.

My granddaughters have learned much from me about nature. They have learned to handle anger. They have learned to look for beauty where there seems to be none. They have learned to find understanding instead of judgment. They have learned much from me. I have no regrets.

Today will start off a bit tentative. We will find our footing and a new future together. Sydney and Gabby will always know that I am available to them any time of the day or night. They know I will not judge but will listen with an open mind. We will have a journey forward that will be better.

We are blessed, Grandparents. We have the future of our families and world in our hands. We have the ability to change and to teach that change is good. Today is a good day. Tomorrow will be, too.


  1. Glad you are having a good day! Enjoy tomorrow, too!

  2. I am so glad that you are getting to see your granddaughters. I'll be looking for a full report!