This week’s featured blogger is one busy girl: she not only has her own blog, but she also is one of the girls behind Vlog Talk and One Martini at a Time. I got to meet her at Blissdom last week and adore her. Please welcome Jessica from My Time as Mom.
Will They Know What’s Missing?
In a perfect world…children have four grandparents that spoil them rotten.
In a perfect world…this is fabulous for everybody as it creates strong family ties and lasting memories.
However life isn’t perfect and my two beautiful girls don’t have all four grandparents to spend time with them on a regular basis.
My husband’s father passed away about 24 years ago so he never had the chance to meet his granddaughters.
My father and I are not speaking and it has been this way for over a year so the girls don’t see him.
My husband’s mother sees them a few times a year and occasionally talks to them on the phone or FaceTime.
The last grandparent is my mom and she is absolutely wonderful. She makes sure she visits us frequently and talks to us several times a week on FaceTime. But there is still the distance of 2 hours by car that makes it impossible for the girls to see her whenever they want.
It breaks my heart that my girls don’t have grandparents around all the time like I did when I was growing up.
I know there is nothing I can do to change our situations.
I can’t bring life back. I can’t force a person to stop drinking. I can’t move my family back to California when our life is settled in Nevada.
But it doesn’t stop the sadness from swelling in my heart for my girls .
I feel like their childhood won’t be complete because of what they are missing.
I hope I’m wrong.
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