Walking the Fence Line
Bonnie Bird

From An Empty Nest to A Full House (Again)

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 10:42 PM
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    Apparently, it's more and more common for Grandparents to have their kids and grandchildren come back to the roost. I don't have that right now, but for a short time, years ago, I did. I have to admit that when Katie and Austin moved out, I was beyond sad/depressed/in full despair. Life did go on, and I was happy for them to start their own life. I went ahead and tied knots in the apron strings, (didn't cut, in case they would come back)

    You are doing what a good woman/Grandma does.

    And you're right, so many miss out on what happens on a daily basis when children live with you. You get to see those morning rosy cheeks, and footie jammies. You are welcomed home by "Gramma!" I'm jealous!

    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Wed, Jan 11, 2012, at 9:32 AM
  • I miss my house being full of kids. When I met my husband I had 7 kids living with me, and I made him believe they were all mine. I figured if he really cared about me the kid thing wouldn't bother him. lol! Well he took it better then I expected and then after a little while I let him know only 3 of them were actually mine from my first marriage.

    We were given my first grandchild when he was 10 months old and we raised him with out him ever going back to his parents.

    Now he is grown and out of the house, but I will never forget the times we had kids living with us.

    Sometimes the door is a revolving door they leave and then they come back for awhile and then leave again and then come back maybe again.

    Bonnie your picture is amazing, it is so clear and so beautiful.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Wed, Jan 11, 2012, at 10:25 AM
  • Thank you MsM

    Thank you Jessie

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Jan 11, 2012, at 11:07 AM
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