Saturday, August 26, 2006


I work in a three person office... A. is in his late sixties, unmarried, no children but has been B's mentor and father figure for some years now. They are in business together, real estate and real estate management. I am the "secretary" for lack of a better term. B's married to C, they are in their late thirties and have five & two year old sons. The two year old was a twin, his brother suffocated while nursing a couple of weeks after their birth. I's been very hard for all of them to move on. But in July, they welcomed another set of twins! A boy and a girl, who are absolutely beautiful!

B's family all live in another state. C's parents live here but for some reason they aren't especially close. Her father is quite ill and her mother is a recovered alcoholic who is now addicted to gambling. They must pay her to watch any of the kids and her "schedule" is quite limited because she must get to the casino daily. I had such wonderful & loving relationships with both my grandmothers I can't imagine what she's thinking.

To make things REALLY interesting, the B/C family is moving 2 hours from here in about a month. Overwhelmed might be an understatement. Indeed, the situation is self-inflicted. In fairness, the move was originally scheduled for next year but the office move pushed that up.

I have been volunteering to babysit the twins every Saturday so they can make a trip to the new house to deliver a van full and spend some one on one time with the older boys. As a result, I have discovered that I would make a damn good grandmother, if I do say so myself!

What is it about babies? I am in love with these little darlings and can't believe the in town grandmother doesn't want to just eat them up. My heart has just melted for them. It's doubtful I'll have any grandchildren of my own, though I secretly crave them. My oldest and her hubby aren't planning children and they will not be changing their minds. The youngest would love to have kids but is having trouble conceiving... what they are doing about it hasn't been shared so is none of my business. Unlike their father, I have never nagged for them. Their decision.

For now, these two will just have to do.


At 4:54 PM, Blogger RED QUILT MAKER said...

Lump in the throat.
Love in my heart.

At 11:39 PM, Blogger CrackerLilo said...

It's good that you can enjoy these babies. Sounds like it works out for everybody.

At 3:51 AM, Blogger alan said...

How could you not make a good were a great Mom, and are a great friend!

Sounds like these babies need you a lot; glad they found you!



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