grandparents

Becoming a grandparent makes getting older something to look forward to - all the fun of parenting, without the hassle.

Love Always, Grandma
A new favorite song of mine is "Pray" by Sam Smith. I don't know if you've heard it or not, but if you haven't you definitely need to. He sings about how he doesn't go to church and that he's never be...
Jim Varga14 days ago
Memories Soon to Be Forgotten
On the 21st of December, as I rushed out the front doors of my now deserted dormitory, army duffle of laundry slung over my shoulders, the cold Milwaukee slush sloshing beneath my boots, into my famil...
Avi Sato15 days ago
War Stories
They tell me that war changes men, makes them wild. That's only the weak ones, though. He was sad when it was unavoidable, happy when it was ended. A lifetime of harsh realities, defeated by laughter....
Jes ♥️20 days ago
Surviving Life
At the young age of 26, I am a survivor. A survivor or many things such as cancer, life, and daily struggles just to get by. The past 4 years I have been surviving life. Barely getting by, and struggl...
Lizzy Arrowa month ago
'Brian, Santa is Coming to Town' - Christmas Story
On Christmas Eve, Honey and Brian were sitting on the sofa by the log stove in the cottage, waiting for his uncle and aunt to come home from walking the dogs, as they loved the snow more than Brian di...
Tina a month ago
Leprechauns Are Real
I was in third grade. I was having a great debate amongst friends. "Leprechauns are real!" I shouted. My grandma told me so. She was a sweet little lady from Ireland. Ginger hair and I just knew she h...
Pop
I walked in from work sweaty and tired, covered in paint, dirt, and little kid hand prints all over. Working at day camp over the summer was a great experience, but I was always drained by the three-y...
Silence
I remember hearing Papo was going back to the hospital for a new test or surgery. Being young, I didn’t think much of it. I had gone to the hospital many times for various reasons myself, so I didn’t ...
Heather Wilkinsa month ago
Healing from a Toxic Grandparent
My grandma has raised me for nearly 11 years, which is almost my whole life. But the one thing she did for years that I finally confessed to my mother was lead me down the path of hating myself. Every...
Suzanne Barber2 months ago
The Rebel
Shelves span the length of my bedroom concealing the grey of wall, thick with leaning books and mismatched baskets. My clothes reach out, stretching like cotton arms toward carpet. Resting above this ...
Kaitlin Campbell2 months ago
The Day My Grandpa Left...
Kendrick Campbell I remember every other weekend you would pick me up from my house and always tease me about taking forever. When I would climb in the backseat you would hand me a bag of candy. You a...
Christina Gonzalez2 months ago
Mom 2.0
October 31st 2016 changed my life forever. I was at work getting ready for the activities that would follow. My grandchildren were coming for trick or treat at my work. Everyone in my office was excit...
Haley Steeves2 months ago
An Open Letter to My Grandmother/Best Friend
An open letter to my grandmother/my best-friend, Eighteen years. That's the time I was given with you. And right now those eighteen years simply did not seem enough. Someone once asked me to describe ...
Nikki C2 months ago
My First Heartbreak
I experienced my first real heartbreak the summer when I was 24 years old. It hurt. There would be a sharp pang in my chest whenever I thought about when my love left, and food tasted dull so my appetite proved nonexistent. My feelings were bipolar and irrational; images that reminded me of my love either angered me, depressed me, or filled me with joy. It’s still hard to breathe sometimes. My grandmother passed away on August 18, 2014. She was a forgetful and fiercely Catholic 84-year-old woman...
Matthew Cullifer2 months ago
Kudzu
1. “There are some things we gotta discuss,” I tell Walter Frank at breakfast. “About Grandpa. Some things you need to know before I leave.” Walter Frank grunts. “Shit. How hard can it be? All you got...
Evelyn Vidal2 months ago
My Sweet 16
I was born on September 13th, 1999. If you do the math right, I'm currently 18 years old, and you might be thinking "You're Sweet 16? Seriously? That was like 2 years ago." Yes I know it was 2 years a...
A Granddaughter’s Story
Marcella runs around the house making sure the house was clean for her husband when he gets home from work. She just finished baking a fresh batch of muffins which made the whole house fill with the d...