My friend, Jody, told me her son, Austin, was crying because he no longer had any living grandparents to take to Grandparents Day at school. He lost his grandfather earlier in the year.
I have known Austin since the day he was born and could not stand it that he was heartbroken. I told Jody to have him call me. I would go as his grandparent. When Austin called, I asked him, “Do you want a young grandmother or an old one?”
In my mid-forties at the time, I prepared to be a young grandmother but as luck would have it, he asked for “old!”
I told him, “Old is what you want, old is what you will get!” Continue Reading