I now find myself in a position of being on Medicare and raising a 6-year-old child. My grandson now lives with hubby and me, and life has made a definite turn from the direction I thought we were heading.
Of course, no grandparent wants a grandchild to feel stressed with the insecurity of not understanding why life has changed. All we want to do is make him feel secure, happy, and loved.
I'm back to a school schedule, doing homework, and making his life enjoyable. It gives me a second view of how life is seen by such a young child on a daily basis. His needs come first. He's our priority.
As I walked beside him while he rode his bike (with training wheels) and he kept telling me not to let go, I realized just how much stamina I need to keep up with him! I carry a 5 hour energy drink with me. And, I make sure I get my sleep.
Our way of life has changed. He'll keep us moving! And we truly love him as we love all our grandkids.
Any grandparents raising grandkids have advice for me?
Writing isn't my priority. I'm just content right now to be there for my grandson and work on the RB4U website. Maybe I'll find a way back to writing when our lives are more settled.
Family first. Now and always.