Raising Granddaughters

Kathleen - posted on 06/16/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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How many grandparents out there in the same boat? Do you feel like you no longer own the paddles to the boat? I have been raising 2 granddaughters with my husband for sixteen yrs. The oldest will soon be 17. No father around, and my daughter (their mom) passed away two yrs ago. Four years later, along came second granddaughter. No father around. These girls have no father and no mother, but they are wonderful and bright children. These teen years are very difficult, but I know we will get thru them. They are treasures, we have good times and bad times just like any normal family. Are you raising your grand kids?

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Kathleen - posted on 06/21/2009

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Quoting Shelly:

Kathleen,
I'm not raising grand kids but God bless you for being willing to take on a second round of children!! And as far as no father around they have your hubby to look to for the father figure!!! It would be a shame if they couldn't turn to him for the boy issues in thier lives. God bless you again for what you do!!!


I dont know if u will get this Shelly, I cant quite figure out this facebook yet.  I cant down load any pictures or anything.   Thank u for your reply, the kids are really a blessing from God.  We get to learn all the new things kids are going thru today.  Their music, clothes.  Its fun, and they are really good girls.  I hope that I can upload some pictures sometime, so that u can see them.  Talk to u soon, Kathleen

Suzanne - posted on 06/16/2009

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Hi, I'm Sue. I am raising my 7 year old granddaughter, Kara. My son has custody, but is a foreman on 2nd shift. He comes by to see her several days a week before he goes to work and talks to her most nights on the phone before she goes to bed. They may get to actually spend 1 day together on the weekends, when he doesn't have to work. Either way she with us 98% of the time. Like you we go thru our good times and bad times, but thats just part of it. So far I've raised my 2 boys (now 28 and 26 years old). I'm also helping to raise my step daughter (16 years old) she been living with us since she was 7 yrs. old. We also have parent issues the step daughter's mom and the grandchild's mom are rarely in the picture. How many children of your own do you have? My best to you and your family. The girls sound like they are truely loved and cared for. God bless you all.

Shelly - posted on 06/16/2009

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Kathleen,

I'm not raising grand kids but God bless you for being willing to take on a second round of children!! And as far as no father around they have your hubby to look to for the father figure!!! It would be a shame if they couldn't turn to him for the boy issues in thier lives. God bless you again for what you do!!!

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