I have a 16 year old GD, and grandsons 12 and 8. I love them like crazy and have spent every possible moment with them since they were born. But they are growing up so fast! For any of you with teen granddaughters you understand my angst at watching them grow up and away! Please don’t lecture about how normal it all is. I know all of that. I just want to be reassured that there are other grandmothers out there who have experienced similar feelings. I feel sad at the loss of closeness to my granddaughter who for the first 12 years of her life, couldn’t spend ENOUGH time at Nana’s! That all ended several years ago when she became a teen. I know she loves me, but it’s as though I’m now invisible! I can’t even describe how utterly accurate that describes it! Funny/not funny! Both she and my 12 year old grandson live an hour away, so just far enough that I cant be part of their everyday lives. The weekends are now busy for both of them with ball and cheerleading and friends. All normal. I get it. The 8 year old grandson lives close by and still loves to come over and spend the night and play and I’m hanging on to it as long as it lasts! I’d love to hear from others with similar situations but I do not want advice on how to fill my time. I work full time, my husband and I keep busy with projects around our home AND I do spend every minute possible with my 8 year old GS. A full, blessed life. Just wanting to hear from others with separation anxiety like me!
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