Grandparents Denied Access to their Grandchildren

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Past, Present and Future

Past, Present and Future

I’m sitting here at my desk, listening to the distant rumble of thunder. While looking out the window at the darkening sky, I am jolted from my reverie by the sudden, intrusive grind of an electric saw. There have been numerous times when I have […]

Recovering My Voice

Recovering My Voice

The following excerpt from ‘The Journey’ by Mary Oliver is apropos of the estrangement I have been experiencing for over six years. I am on a ‘journey,’ one where I struggle to find my voice again as I continue to work on silencing the internal […]

A Birthday

A Birthday

I have a birthday coming up and I have been reviewing my life. If I died tomorrow, what would be left unfinished, especially when it comes to matters of the heart? What do I want to say, to write about and to whom? Where do […]

What About the Children?

What About the Children?

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle star-dust over the lives of little children.” ~ Alex Haley When I think of the horrendous reality of being banished from my son’s family, my thoughts often turn to how unnatural it […]

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Today I walked in the woods here in upstate NY, where I enjoyed the crunch of leaves under my feet, the crisp autumn air and the colorful foliage. As I walked, I found myself ruminating about the senseless estrangement from my son and grandkids. This […]