As my parents were much older than most when they met, (49 and 43), married and had me, an only child, it meant that I only had one grandparent, my beloved Nanna, when I was growing up, sadly she died when I was 12 ys old and my father died when he was 66 and I was 16, so I do envy those who have large families.
I vowed that if I could I would have more than one child, as I know how lonely being an only child can be, particularly now that I have lost my wonderful mother too, there is no-one to share childhood memories with and as you get older memories fade. Though I had cousins, they were a whole generation older than me and lived in other parts of the country.
I was very proud to be blessed with two sons, perhaps naively thinking they would be close as they grew up. Unfortunately they have fallen out recently (over one of their partners) resulting in them not speaking. I have three GC and feel sad that the children don't see one another and, unless my sons make up which is unlikely at the moment, they will grow up not knowing one another.
What a lovely story Nickie, and how lucky you are to have such a wonderful extended family.
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