Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I had myself all geared up to be upset because my son and his boys are not able to come to my house for Thanksgiving this year. I turned it around in my mind and reminded myself that I can be upset or I can look at it another way. I chosoe to have a nice day, eat well , exercise and remember how very lucky I am.
I get to see my grandsons quite a bit and I am grateful. There will be other holidays and it isn't a big deal unless I want to make it a big deal. For today I choose to be happy and be grateful for everything I do have.
My son and his girlfriend separated after 10 years and it has been hard on everyone. The main thing to remember is that the children come first - always.
I have had the good fortune to buy a nice home in the last year and each grandson has his own room when he comes to visit. I know relationships don't always work out and I realize both parents are doing the best they can, but it is still very sad.
I think a lot of my old baggage is getting in the way of my son and his girlfriends problems. They have their own lives and they need to live them. I just hope they continue to allow me to be part of their lives and my grandchildrens' lives. Right now they say there won't be any problems. I know things change, people move away, get new jobs, find new partners and I need to remember the "Serenity Prayer:
I raised my son since he was three, mostly on my own and it was tough. He turned out to be someone I can be very proud of and he has given me two wonderful grandsons that I love dearly.
I am getting up out of my chair and going to the Y to exercise.