Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thank You

I would like to thank my daughter for all the love and kindness that she has shown to me over the past few years.

How much I have looked forward to sharing the grandchildren growing up and reaching those developmental milestones. First words, first steps, birthdays, school plays and the like. They are just some of the things that make being a grandparent such a joy.

Knowing just the things that will bring a sparkle to their eyes. Having them on out on little day trips or overnight. Sharing with them the things that once were shared with her. Learning about them and being able to be there for them as they grow up.

Not to mention how much she has enabled our family to draw closer to one another.

How painful would it be to be cut off and totally disassociated with. Without the love of your children and grandchildren. Being alone. What a horrible way to go through life - knowing that your child and grandchildren are there just out of reach. Knowing that others know the joy of spending time with them yet are unable to share this because of the pain and torment that it can cause.

How hard a callus must have to develop to withstand this knowledge and rejection by your own flesh and blood. Such sorrow and sadness.