Sorry for not posting in a while. There has been a lot going on, but I am not sure how much I can reveal so I have chosen to be silent instead. It seemed the safest thing to do.
So my Granddaughter K (who is 14) has come to live with us and we have been busy with all the legal issues surrounding that. The reason behind all this is private and for many reasons shall remain so.
What all this means of course is that for at least the next 4 or 5 years I am back in the parenting business. Daily carpools to school as well as driving to lessons, rehearsals, performances, auditions, parties, friends, doctor’s, dentist’s and various other places. In other words I am exhausted. But there is always that silver lining. I have become involved with community theater because of K and to that end I have met some wonderful people and made new friendships. There is a small group of moms and we call ourselves “The Drama Mama’s”and I am not the only Grandma in the group. This is an interesting bunch of women and I am sure you will be hearing a lot about them in other post.
This has all been a life changing experience, some good and some not so good. I am not sure what to expect in the future but I am sure there will be many ups and downs as well as various bumps along the way. Raising a teenager if memory serves is not easy, so it is a good thing I love a Dark Ride*.
I’m glad you checked in. And you and your husband are wonderful for raising another child, and a teenager at that! Good luck. And don’t be a stranger.
Hey you, I have missed you Fae. I will be checking in with all my bloggy friends this week. I am going to try very hard to catch up with everyone.
How on earth did I miss this in my Reader? What a blessing in disguise! Our daughter and her daughter (5 months) moved in when Army Guy was deployed in 2009. When he came home earlier this year, there wasn’t any work where they lived so they stayed. The past almost 2 years of having our grandgirl under our roof has been amazing. Granted, she’s not a teenager, but I do understand the paradigm shift back to caring for an infant/toddler..even if it’s just as back up support. I’m sure you and K will make lasting memories together. Can’t wait to hear about the Drama Mamas!
BTW: I moved my blog to a self-hosted site. I now live at http://www.peripheralperceptions.org