Day 7 – March Slice of Life

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Today is Day 7 of the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”.
I am using Encyclopedia of Me; My Life from A to Z, a guided journal created by Amy Krause Rosenthal.

G is for Grandparents
Growing up, I had three sets of grandparents, although only one set did I see regularly, as they lived nearby.
The Matthews were actually my older brother’s grandparents. His mother had died when he was a baby and they had looked after him for a while.
They treated all of us as their grandchildren and it wasn’t until much later that I realized what a gift that was. We visited and celebrated birthdays and Christmas together. They gave me my first bible, one that I still treasure and use.
My father’s and mother’s parents lived far enough away that we seldom saw them. My Dad’s father had had a stroke when I was young, so I never really knew him. Sad really.
My own children only knew my own mom – my Dad had died long before they were born. They were close with her for which I am forever grateful
Children need grandparents. But then, grandparents need their grandchildren as well.

12 thoughts on “Day 7 – March Slice of Life

  1. Grandparents are so important in a child’s life. I only knew my father’s parents. My mother’s father died before I was born and there were some family dynamics that separated us from my mom’s mother. These weren’t resolved until I was in my teens.

  2. I was lucky to know three of my grandparents, but they were all gone by freshman year of college. I consider it such a gift that my own children had my mom in their lives until just this past September. She got to celebrate their marriages and great-grandchildren. Being a grandmom of four myself is what has gotten me through my mom’s death. Grandchildren are the best! Thanks for the reminder.

    • Sorry for your loss. My Mom passed away 10 years ago – I still miss her. She never got to see her great grandkids. At least my kids were close with her.

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