grandparents

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

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Ankh Angel 20 hours ago
Final Day
She awoke in a hospital bed. This was not something that she was unaccustomed too. Cornelia Springer had spent much of her life in hospitals later in her life. Whether for surgery or doctor's appointm...
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Ankh Angel a day ago
Greatest Gift
“Ya want it, take it now!” she said, about the white cat I admire. Knowing her days were numbered. Knowing the hourglass of her life was dripping its last drop of sand. Cornelia sat with her afternoon...
My Life
So here I am... Plus_size_blondie has discovered vocal and decided to give it a try. I wasn’t sure what to base my vocal stories on and then I thought... everyone after listening to my life story so f...
Hero
Yesterday marked the 12th year since you and your sister, Netty, left this Earth and gave your energy back to universe. Around this time—every year—I feel heavy-hearted because I relive that night. Th...
Brittany Goffneya month ago
How Will You Be Remembered
On September 9, 2018, a beautiful spirit by the name of Kyrzayda Rodriguez lost her battle with stage four stomach cancer. I did not know her personally, but her strength and transparency were extreme...
Ann King2 months ago
How to Be a Grandma in 2019
Being a grandma—you would think it would be a piece of cake, a walk in the park—I mean, after all, we have already raised our children. That is how we were crowned with the coveted title of "Grandma."...
Leanne Milliken3 months ago
My Grandfather’s Blessing
It’s 5 AM and I’m wide awake with so much on my mind. I woke up at 3:30... after drinking water and using the restroom, I laid back down expecting sleep to come but instead I was given the desire to w...
Christina Gonzalez3 months ago
Mom 2.0.1
Well it’s been over a year since my little family became official, and I am amazed at how much things have changed. I am still not sure I can do this on a few days, but there are a lot more days that ...
Emma Rice3 months ago
For a Brief Moment
The first day I realized that the world truly doesn’t stop for anyone was the day my grandmother died. Growing up in the booming (but dangerous) automotive state of Michigan in the 60s, she learned to...
Gabrielle Cherry3 months ago
I've Created a Monster
From the time I was a little girl, maybe at age 7, I have been obsessed with anything outdoors because my “Grampie” took me everywhere with him. This meant that I would help him move tree stands, scou...
Anik Marchand5 months ago
Yvette
There will be a moment in your life when you will feel what it’s like to live without someone. And, I’m not talking about living without an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend. I’m talking about actually having t...
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Brittany D5 months ago
The Struggles of Caregiving
It's not everyday you witness the end of a long and wise circle. You start your life thinking of what you will do with it, what you will experience, and where you will go. Children, a family, work, or...
Jakob Russell6 months ago
IX
Every time I start one of these, I fail. I try to tell myself you'll get one for yourself one of these times. That I'll suddenly find a way to summarize what you and I shared for so long, but never en...
Courtney Brown7 months ago
Fishing with Grandpa
When I imagine a place I’d love to visit, my first thoughts are not the historic buildings of Paris or the bustling streets of New York City. Instead, my vision lies on a quiet cove in a big lake. A s...
Alex Osborne8 months ago
Living at Home
Now, we have all been there in the same scenario…going away for college and enjoying the college experience and actually living on your own for a bit. On the weekends you would visit home every other ...
Michelle Edwards9 months ago
The Life and Times of Baby No. 13
Abandoned, on a cool October afternoon, to the nurses of the Saint Louis World's Fair nursery, Baby No. 13 could have fallen victim to many fates. He could have been left to the already crowded orphan...
Molly Winton9 months ago
Reflections
The beach wasn’t at all how I’d recalled it as a child. I’d often fantasised about scrunching my toes in the soft, glorious sand, shrieking at the countless blue waves, often intimidating in their siz...
Vicki C10 months ago
Five Things I Learned from My Grandparents During Summer Visits
As a child, I grew up in a semi-rural/suburban community. In one direction you could easily drive towards the city and the opposite direction would take you into farm country—a fifteen-minute drive, e...