I’ve been a full time grandparent since he was two months old,
he’s now 7 1/2 months…Wow… the number of things that have changed..the changes themselves..& the changes still to come..I’ve learned the more I resist them the harder the change. .so I’m trying to embrace the changes- to find a way to live with..make peace with..accept the changes openly with less resistance & learn – grow from them. Change can be good I’m learning…I’m learning -* Change helps us grow in ways we never thought we could.
* EMBRACE YOUR CHALLENGES
“The challenges we face in life often create the best part of us…” Bette Kelley
I’VE HAD TO. ….
Surrender to what is, Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be. ~ Sonia Ricotte
Starting all over again..Raising my grandchild while (grieving for my child & the difficulties that have led to this situation) is very challenging but also very rewarding…so everyday I try and focus on the good…
1. The Bad- Loss of Independence ~ The Good- Giving him a sense of security…providing him with a stable enviroment- LIFE IS BETTER AT GRANDMA’S HOUSE
2. The Bad- Less energy the second time around~ The Good-Wisdom from experience….I’ve done this before and learned from the mistakes I made as a first time parent… MORE CONFIDENT
3. The Bad- Full time grandparent is sometimes overwhelming ~ The Good- A deeper more involved relationship with my grandson & the immense joy of GETTING TO SEE HIM GROW AND LEARN