Grandparents Denied Access to their Grandchildren

Grandparents Denied Access

Grandparents Denied Access

to their Grandchildren

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

It’s that time of year when all across our nation, mothers are celebrated, honored and loved. Except for those who aren’t… For me, Mother’s Day is the most difficult holiday, for obvious reasons. The other holidays spent without my family are no fun either, but […]

Easter

Easter

Every year when I was a child, my mother took me shopping for a new Easter outfit and, every year, I remember her saying that she hoped that Easter Sunday would be a warm day. In keeping with her optimism, she selected a light dress […]

Lucky

Lucky

I met a woman while shopping recently. At one point during our conversation, I asked her if she had kids. She said “Nope!”  to which I replied, “Lucky you!”  To which she responded, “I hear that a lot!” My response surprised me, as I have […]

Midnight Awakenings

Midnight Awakenings

“Ye cannot stop a bad thought from coming into your head. But ye need not pull up a chair and bide it sit down. ~  Barbara Kingsolver.  Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and my mind starts racing. I’m amazed at […]

After All These Years

After All These Years

so many years gone.you’re but a memory;a shadow; a crack in my soul. you once called me your angel.do you think of me at all? i am alive, not yet a memory;but one day i’ll visit you as a warm recollection;a fluttering; a sudden clutching;a […]

It’s a Wonderful Life?

It’s a Wonderful Life?

Jeez Louise, here I go again. Another Christmas without my grandchildren. It’s been a very long time since I saw their eager, excited little faces on Christmas morning. However, the reality is that they’re no longer little, but teenagers who have been absent in my […]

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Every year at this time, I receive correspondences from estranged parents and grandparents who express sadness about missing their adult children and grandchildren at Thanksgiving. One estranged grandmother wrote that she found herself resenting all the ‘happy, happy people and their happy families.” Her perception […]

Finding Balance

Finding Balance

We all know that our lives can change in a split second, yet we often go through our days feeling that life unfolds in a straight line. But we know on a deep level that some kink will eventually challenge us to wake up and […]

Cutting the Ties that Bind

Cutting the Ties that Bind

We are all born with an umbilical cord that attaches us to our mother. Although it is cut immediately after birth, there is an invisible cord connecting mother and child resulting in symbiosis. For many, this invisible cord connects mother and child for years, if […]

Disrespect

Disrespect

One of the devastating side effects of being unfairly alienated from our adult child and grandchildren is being on the receiving end of disrespect, abuse, and cruelty. We are often maligned and accused of crimes we never committed.  Many years ago, I was put in […]