Surviving single grandmotherhood Part I | Renew | Repurpose

28 March 2015

Surviving single grandmotherhood Part I

I am *single mom* to three grandkids while Daughter Summer and SIL Josh fly east to keep an adoption court date in Africa.

My first day on the job, I managed to pick Lydia up from school; drop Lilly by the orthodontist; get Lilly to MMA practice …

 

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No, they’re not twins and their mother doesn’t dress them alike

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… fix dinner; take Titus to youth group; pick Lilly up from MMA and drop her off at youth group; make pharmacy run; host a tea party with Lydia …

 

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… and fetch Lilly and Titus from youth group.

 

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All without losing a single child. (Although the gas gauge on the mini-van may have gotten awfully close to the “E” … but there’s no need to mention this to The Parents.)

Fell into bed exhausted last night.

This text at 5:58 this morning: “In Amsterdam getting ready to board flight to Africa. Everything going smoothly so far. Give the kids hugs and kisses from us!”

The Parents are a world away. And yet, not.

Lots of hugs and kisses going out to the grandkidlets from The Parents this morning … as soon as the kids wake up.

As for the Grandma – she’s wide awake. Sort of.

 

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Hello, my name is Marlys Johnson Lawry. I’m a speaker, award-winning writer, and Chai tea snob. I love getting outdoors; would rather lace up hiking boots than go shopping. I have a passion for encouraging people to live well in the hard and holy moments of life. With heart wide open.

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