||I am a 72 year old person who is always worried about other people like my children, who are in good shape, you probably know one of them. I am also worried about one of my friend's daughter and her husband who have the worst luck I have ever seen. That is another story. She now cleans for me
and she is an awesome cleaner and I pay her more than I tell my husband because I think she is worth it. I wish I could tell you their entire story because it's very sad and they need help very bad.
I have 3 grandchildren who live four hours from my
home and they are the light of my life but I can't get to see them often because the drive down is so hard on me. The parents, my son and my DIL are so busy with the kids that they don't call me very often and occasionally I will leave a message and ask them to call and sometimes they will and sometimes they won't. It can be very sad to me because I am so fond of everyone else's grandchildren and my niece's daughter who lives even further from me but keeps in touch constantly and I am like a sub-grandma to little 3 year old Lee Lee because her mother has Alzheimer's, she is my younger sister and thank God it is not hereditary. My older sister, just 2 year older than me is not like me but she did live where they did and she died of a massive stroke in Feb. 2010. I am a wonderful grandmother to my grandchildren and when we are together we have a lot of fun but they are growing up too fast. The youngest is 8, the next is 13 and the oldest just turned 17 and is in high school. It's just going too fast. I hope they will remember me and the things we did together. I don't know if they will or not sometimes and it's very upsetting. My husband is not their grandfather but one of their grandfather's died young a few years ago and the only blood related grandfather they have lives in the same area as they do and he is divorced from my DIL's mother. She is around once and a while and they have the ability to see them whenever they want to and I miss that. The children will not let the children come here on their vacations to stay for a while like my niece did when she was younger.
Oh well, little I can do about that except hope and pray that we can go down before the holidays. My son is trying hard to sell a custom home he built recently and they don't seem to want us to come down until they sell the house. He had a huge building business and he lost a lot when every thing went down during the Bush years. They managed to keep their home and the land but they lost three million dollar beach houses at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. with pools and handicapped ramps on all because they could not rent them or sell them at that time. They are doing well right now because they sold the first house he build this year before it was built to someone who had bought a house from him many years ago but this one has been on the market longer than they would like. My son's are 50 and 52 and my Step Children are a girl, 52 and a son 54. They are both gainfully employed. The only one who had children was the youngest. Oh well, I guess that's enough. Sarah the 13 year old plans to be a dancer and is very good and has been in dance since she was 3. All the girls are dancers and they are all still in dance even the oldest who is 17. She dropped out for a year and I was kidding her when we were last down there (they are all petite) and asked her if she started back to get her bootie back and everyone laughed, especially when she said a loud "YES". So it's exercise for her but serious for her sister. As for the little one, who knows. I think she does it now because the other do. They have horses because the mother was into horses and in the good times the bought 2 show horses and my oldest was young at the time and was into the horses and shows and the second one showed some interest but bad times came along and they had weren't interested any more, into other things in school, etc. and Dad built a beautiful barn for the horses and for more horses so the property would be good for anyone who loves horses. They can't sell the horses because times are bad and the girls still have the jobs of cleaning out the horses and they do it but not willingly. That's it for me! I am here today with my maid who is having a lot of trouble and instead of giving her money. I worry so much about her and her husband.