Hi there, I'm not a gran yet so hope you grans don't mind me posting - I have two teenage girls.
I always wanted 4 children, but at 45 this year, I'm having to accept it's not going to happen. I had a miscarriage last year which was devastating and the only thing I can think is at least one day I may have grandchildren.
But, and it's hard to envisage how it feels to have grandchildren. Do you love your grandchildren the same as your children? And if so, isn't it hard only seeing them sometimes and not being the one to parent them? If you wanted a large family but instead get lots of grandchildren, does that feel the same? Do you feel as close to them as you do to your children?
Sorry if these questions are hopelessly naive! Just that I think people are likely to be honest on here.
Misguided charlatans? - mediums
Sneaking away - goodbyes
Not going out - ageing