Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:19 AM
I feel your pain. Story too long to go into or even begin to explain - My middle child (daughter) has 3 beautiful children that I have bee "Bama" to for years (ages 10, 6, 3). The older two are from her first marriage and the youngest is the fiance. I have been there for her through thick and thin since she was 16 (like I mentioned, it is a long story), however, once the grandchildren came along, we found a wonderful but challenging relationship. I have been babysitter for a number of years until my daughter quit her job about 18 months ago to be a stay at home mom. I still watch the children and visit often. My relationship with my grandchildren is heavenly! I love them and I know they love me. I have been widowed for 4 years and these little people have been a healing medicine like no other. Well, recently, my daughter and her fiance have decided that my presence is to much for the grandkids. I am not sure what it is I have done but I have been given extremely strict guidelines as to when and how long and if I can see them. This is as painful as your not being able to be a grandma at all except I have a relationship with them that has been yanked! I cannot even begin to explain the pain this has caused me. I just do not understand why any of this is happening but you have inspired (and reminded) me to lay my burdens at my savior's feet. This is where I will find true peace.