2011: At 40 years old, I was thrust into the world of Grandparent as parent role. My small family of two children and one husband grew by the addition of three children from my husband’s oldest daughter. (so technically I’m a step-grandmother, but I dropped the step) I have two other wonderful stepdaughters who have families and are each doing a wonderful job. These little people, however, needed us and amazingly enough we needed them.
2014: Three years in, we are still working, praying, arguing and running in twenty different directions each week. I made a conscious effort to start documenting more for two reasons. 1: to get crap off my chest and give myself a little perspective and 2: to let others know that you can take on what seems overwhelming and impossible tasks and get through them if you have faith and support from those around you.