When I think of my grandparents’ lives, I’m amazed at all their resilience, toughness, and lack of bitterness. I also see how easy I have had it and how blessed I am to learn from them and be loved by them.
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My grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2010 after we accepted that something was wrong. She had left the stove on more than once and had forgotten to take her medicine. It was our wake-up call to seek help.
My kids didn’t realize for years that he is actually my grandfather and not theirs, such are the continued relationships we are blessed to watch unfold. If I can be half the grandparent that he has been to me, I’ll feel like a success.
It is with great joy that we share the top 10 most read blog posts from 2017 — in no particular order, mind you!
It is not loving us when they spend without thought for future financial needs or retirement. It is not selfless of them to give only what they assume we would want — what they believe is good for us without reference to our tastes, preferences, or actual needs.
My parents make jokes in front of me that they are just “free babysitters” even though they never. ever. babysit. They’ve never even had my children overnight. When they do spend a few hours with them alone, all I hear about are the 6,000 sacrifices that they made for me to run that errand (not even a […]
December 7, 1941. A date that will live in infamy. Seventy-five years ago today, Japan attacked a U.S. naval base in Hawaii. Our country was rocked to its core. A nation divided about going to war suddenly united in a common cause. The next day, amidst chaos and grief, the United States entered World War […]