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In Response to Re: The Mustard Seed Goblet:
I remember having a bracelet with a clear round glass globe and inside it was a mustard seed..now what ever happened to it is beyond my knowledge. I knew that it had a religious significance. Lucky to all you people who had a grandmother..My Moms mother passed away in her 30s and my Dads family were disconnected from ours..so I never knew the love and warmth of having a grandmother or grandfather...My Moms father was there but not there if you know what I mean. We visited perhaps once or twice during my childhood. I see how grandmothers who are my age act and sometimes I feel that I don't fit..I don't see myself in that role..I knit for our grandchildren and see them but something seems to be amiss in our relationship..I seem to be a better great grandmother ..when I see the great grandchildren they seem to come to me and talk sometimes we play, paint, act foolish by doing silly things..I tend to get them full of the dickens..so I have to draw back a little. I think of myself as a stand off grandmother and a fun loving great grandmother. I often wonder if our grandchildren found me stand offish..though they do seem to be happy when they see me. I always blamed it on not having models, not knowing how to interact ..though my Mom was a good grandmother...
Posted by jonibee
Welcome to the Memoir Writing group Jonibee, it is nice to see you here.
The relationship with our grandchildren or great grandchildren depends on many factors. I am sorry to hear that you never knew the warm love of a grandmother or grandfather. Perhaps that makes you feel like something is missing between you and your grandchildren but I am sure they know you love them.
I have four grandchildren, I love them all, but I have a good relationship only with my grandson who lives very close to me, the other three live in Canada and although we communicate and are in touch it is not the same. Two of my granddaughter have children of their own and I would like to hold them and see them but the distance makes it impossible so I am satisfied with seeing their photos and knowing how they are doing at school, things like that, but as I said before, it is not the same as if they would live close to me.
You are going to enjoy this group, it is wonderful to share our experiences in life. I write mainly about my childhood experiences but once a moth Mr. Richard Mcginnis who is the group's administrator provides us with a 'prompt" to write something about. Everybody can post any topic they want as long as it is a memoir. Sara.