Posts Tagged ‘grandmothers’

I enjoyed reading all of the wonderful tributes to moms. I have a mother who is 88 and going strong. I love her dearly and care for her with whatever support she needs. However my mom was not there for me during the most important years when a daughter needs her mother most — ages nine through fifteen.

I was raised at that time by my grandmothers. They tried their best to nurture and guide me but the generational differences between a 13 year old and grandparents in their 60’s caused a giant disconnect. At that time I lived with my dad and three brothers, I was a bit of a tomboy and gravitated to more masculine interests. Like listening to a transistor radio and playing sports. Those two things have helped my find my way through life. (more…)

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