I invited my grandson for the day.

@marguicha (92015)
Chile
January 14, 2013 7:38am CST
I might have told you that I got back one of my older grandsons. I say "got back" because when the children became teens, they seemed to disappear. They were too busy to see grandma. Last year, one of them finally showed up because he wanted me to teach him to makesome dish (I don{t remember now which one it was. He was also going to help me with the computer. He could not fix all my computer because we stayed up all night fixing up our relation. We talked and talked and I got to know this nice young man that used to be a sweet boy. Today he is coming to see me. He will fix my computer a bit (I think) and my daughter will come later, for diner. Do things like this happen in your family? Do you have the occation to meet again a loved person that has grown away from you? Share!
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@sishy7 (27653)
• Australia
15 Jan 13
My teenage sons are with my mom now. I try to have them spend time with her on holidays. She is getting old, having problem walking so it is very hard for her to make an oversea trip to visit us. It seems they enjoy their visit to grandma, and they escort her around where ever she goes. When they were little kids, my mom would take them for a walk to play at the park. And now it's the other way around, she's the one who needs to be accompanied when she goes out the house. They joke that perhaps they should dressed in suit wearing dark glasses because they look like my mom's bodyguards when they go out, my mom is surrounded by four tall and big young men...
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@marguicha (92015)
• Chile
16 Jan 13
I think that it is very thoughtful of you to send your kids to see grandma. How old are your children?
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@sishy7 (27653)
• Australia
17 Jan 13
They are teenage boys actually, range from 15 to 19 years old. My mom is closest to the youngest one; he still hugs and kisses grandma voluntarily every so often while the others often need coercing to do so... They all enjoy their holiday stay with my mom though...
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
30 Jan 13
One of my siblings disappear and lost for more than 11 years. I am thinking that she was spoiled brat and I don't want to meet her again. She was my very closed sister before she left together with the man she love. After 11 years, when she send me letters because she don't know my mobile number. I can't resist myself to meet my closed sister. I am happy now we constantly sending messages and call through the phone.
@marguicha (92015)
• Chile
4 Feb 13
Sometimes family ties break for different reasons. I`m glad that you had the possibility to mend them and now you are getting to know each other again.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Feb 13
There's no way for me to forgot any of the family member even they did a big mistakes or big sin to any of us. I am a kind hearted person and easily forgive those who ask forgiveness
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
16 Jan 13
That is great that you've had the opportunity to spend more time with your grandson. For me, I have to say that there really hasn't been a person that I've grown away from. In fact, though I would say that I was pretty close to my grandmother throughout my life, I did have the opportunity to really get to know her better during the last months of her life as she stayed with us. Though this was something that made it much more difficult when she passed away, there is nothing in this world that I would accept if I would have had to give up that time with my grandmother.
@marguicha (92015)
• Chile
4 Feb 13
My father was a wonderful grandpa to my daughters when they were little, but when grew apart when they grew up and married. My daughters have told me several times how important it was that they had the chance to be with my father in his last months of life.
• India
15 Jan 13
Seeing you post brought tears to my eyes. Wish i could see my two sister who are settled abroad. Always remember the good old days, when i used to play with them all through the childhood days. Wish those days were back
@marguicha (92015)
• Chile
16 Jan 13
Nowadays staying near the rest of the family is very difficult. It seems that we all live in a rush and sometimes our lives take us elsewhere. Be thankful that now we can be nearer our faraway loved ones thanks to the web and skype
@savypat (20247)
• United States
14 Jan 13
This happens not as much as I wish it would. I know my familes are each busy with their own lives and in a way am happy they don't seek my help, after all what could I give them in this hussel, bussel world? I consider myself lucky when my own children show up. Lucky you. Blessings
@marguicha (92015)
• Chile
16 Jan 13
I know exactly what you mean! It is my feeling too, but I can do nothing about it. It seems that the world is turning at a faster pace than what it used to be.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Jan 13
That's wonderful, Marg. Sooooooooo glad he is coming to spend the day w/u. I hope mine doesn't ever do that but he probably will.
@marguicha (92015)
• Chile
14 Jan 13
There´s a time in their lives when they are trying their wings, Jo. It wasn´t lack of love: he simply did not have time. He has guitar lessons, a girlfriend, his studies and a sort of gym called capoeira. I get tired just to listen to him tell me about his life. He also likes to read and he only uses a bike to go everywhere. And remeber this is a big city (with over 5 million people, the last time I knew).
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
14 Jan 13
Awww, I think that's sweet! You're lucky to have resumed your contact with your family, ain't that grand? Sadly, in this moment I have to leave my own family to get re-acquainted to my husband's immediate family, as well as to meet the rest of their relatives since we are thinking of establishing a home here. Thank goodness I also have a few relatives on this part of the world and I have just recently started contact with them. Over the holidays we have exchanged cards and gifts and it was really really great to hear from them again.
@marguicha (92015)
• Chile
14 Jan 13
It is so good when one can start seeing again people we love who got out of our lives for any reason. In my case, we don´t live so far away. But all the older grandchildren have lots of things to do, have girlfriends or boyfriends and they don´t have so much time for me anymore.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jan 13
I don't see my aunts and uncles and cousins nearly enough now that we've all moved apart.
• United States
14 Jan 13
I am with my whole family except the two in prison. I will be with one of them soon when he gets out in the summer time..
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
14 Jan 13
I miss my son who married a couple of years ago and every time he visits with his wife and their seven months daughter it seem that we can't enough as they just stay for a day. Their last visit was last Christmas and though we talk over phone every now and then, still I miss the times when we were still together.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
14 Jan 13
older kids get that way sometimes... glad hes coming to see you today. Have a great time. See ya soon amiga..