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Old 09-05-2014, 05:25 PM   #15
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Good on all the Grandparents that have taken up the slack! You have my admiration.
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Old 09-06-2014, 01:43 PM   #16
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our oldest son and wife asked us iof we would care for their little one should something ever happened to them... I was wary at first, due to my health, but then realized, we are younger than the other set of grandparents he has, and if the need should arise, we can always hire some help to get through it.
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:20 AM   #17
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We have 4, Three boys and a girl, we would raise any or all if needed. I look up to those that have or are doing it.
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:11 PM   #18
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My wife and I care for two of our four GC, while my son and DIL work, three days a week. We do it to help them out and because we are against leaving them in day care. This will most likely be the last year for that as they will be starting preschool and such next year. But if the need came we would take them and care for them until our care was no longer needed. They are a big part of my life as are the other two, and I will protect all of them with my life. I salute those who take care of their GK's. You are doing a great service to them. One day they will realize what you did for them.
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:32 PM   #19
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You never know what life will bring your way. My wife and I were empty nesters for about 9 years and then a situation brought our two eldest grandchildren to our care. Not something we would have asked for but you do what you have to do. They are 13 and 12 years of age, great kids and my wife and I truly treasure them.
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:09 PM   #20
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you don't want to know how many times I wanted to say that ,there 14 and 15 now have had then since 2002 ,lost the wife to the big c in 2011 now just me , but somebody has to guard the fence

That's a tough age for kids - and those responsible for them. Sorry for your loss and I know that makes it even harder to fill two pairs of shoes. We lost #1 son to cancer 2 years ago.

Hang in there. When the Grands reach 25, they'll start thinking of you as being smarter than they remember. By the time they're 40, you'll have become absolutely brilliant!
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:28 AM   #21
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I really feel privileged to have been able to raise my grandaughter. I raised her as my daughter, from the time she was only 15 months old until she graduated college. I was 47 years old when she first came under my care, and 69 when she finished college and started her teaching career. Both her parents are deceased, she is my youngest sons only child. She calls me Dad, and considers me her father as I am the only Dad she has ever known. My wife died when the grandaughter was 9 years old. I relish the experience of raising her, and under the same circumstances, would do it again in a heartbeat!! Keeps you young too!
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I have the deepest admiration for those of you who are raising grandchildren or great-grandchildren. It's truly the ultimate selfless act. I hope you have a bit of respite now & then. Thank you for investing so much love, time & hope in your grands/great grands.
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:17 PM   #23
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Well, I don't think everybody got what you had to say. I'm loosing my DW also and know what you are saying regarding grand kids. Also are custodian of a bulldog (no body owns one). Best of luck to you.
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I really feel privileged to have been able to raise my grandaughter. I raised her as my daughter, from the time she was only 15 months old until she graduated college. I was 47 years old when she first came under my care, and 69 when she finished college and started her teaching career. Both her parents are deceased, she is my youngest sons only child. She calls me Dad, and considers me her father as I am the only Dad she has ever known. My wife died when the grandaughter was 9 years old. I relish the experience of raising her, and under the same circumstances, would do it again in a heartbeat!! Keeps you young too!
Thank God for people like you.
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We raised our nephew from a few months up to 6 years of age. Just what you do. His folks got sorted out and he lives with them.


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