Bringing Generations Together

It is the eve of a court ruling. A judge will determine whether I am able to see my grandchildren or not. It could go either way. I am preparing myself for the either way. 
There are a lot needs in the world that need to be met. One is childcare. The other is for some who are aging; a sense of purpose. Our contemporary world allows folks to travel, to move to a desired place. Often, leaving parents and grandparents behind. I could begin a network of connecting the two. It could be for one-on-one childcare, or a childcare center run by “grandmothers”. Certainly, background checks would be done, applications, letters of reference, all the necessary checks. I’ve operated a childcare program before; I know how to do all that. 
However, this ruling goes, I want to continue to have a full life and yes, a sense of purpose. When I learned I would be a grandmother, my heart was so full of hope. Hope first, that my child and I would come together and heal our wounds. That she would accept my help, that we would communicate effectively, and past wrongs would be forgiven. Visions of trips to the library, hikes, bike rides, reading, driving to sports and lessons, all the while laughing, embracing and kissing the hurts away with my grandkids came into view when I first heard the news of being of a grandmother. 

However, the judge chooses to rule, I like the idea of connecting the needs of children and an older generation. I’ll run with that idea and see what I can make happen. 

8 thoughts on “Bringing Generations Together”

  1. Children need those who love and care for them and Grandparents fill lots of gaps. I’ve always been heartsick about your journey of loss with your little ones. Relationships can be fragile but Love is strong.
    All my love, Frances.

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  2. Frances, this is wonderful and brave. I would like to work with you. I will be sending you much love and good results tomorrow. Lots of love, Leslie

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  3. Frances, I am holding you in my heart and will send lots of love your way tomorrow. I’m hoping that you get the chance to be in your grandchildren’s lives again.

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