Karen Best Wright, B.S., M.A., CHES
Holistic Health & Wellness Educator
I sometimes get teary when I read emails from grandmothers who are very lonely. To the grandmother from Texas who wrote the following words to me, I just want to say that I understand what you are going through and so do many other women. You are not alone. I wish you had someone there to just sit with you and listen. Her words:
At times, I become very lonely. I wish I had an understanding friend, who would listen to me and advise me. I guess I wish I had someone who understands what I'm going through. The friends I thought were "friends", would just say "Send him back", but I would NEVER do that. I've had him since he was 3, he now is getting ready to turn 12. I also worry about his not having a male figure in his life.
It is not fun to feel this lonely. Finding friends who will listen without judgment is sometimes rare but very valuable. When I was raising my grandchildren, I had a friend who understood. I'm thankful to her.
A grandmother in love with her grandchildren
The Wellness Way