A Poem for My New Grandson
By Debra Karplus
Welcome to the world, little boy.
You’ve brought our family so much love and joy.
Sleep peacefully, baby, your world is still safe, warm, soft and kind.
I gaze at you and imagine about the future path you might find.
Will you be creative like your [...]
By: Karla Sullivan
I was shocked as I slowly pulled in front… only bits and pieces of the house could be seen. Not even a front or side door was visible. The over grown trees that threatened to crush the tiny home and shrubs would have never been allowed to ramble in all directions 40 [...]
There’s little left that I can do. My bones are weak, my strength is gone;
my days of lifting children high, of sending kites up to the sky, of playing softball on the lawn, of climbing sand dunes by the lake, of nailing shingles on a roof, of painting a gable, of planting a [...]
By Helene Thomas
Tonya, Chloe, and Helene
I received a desperate phone call from my daughter Tonya, who needed a babysitter for a few days.
Unsuspecting of the hilarious situation I would find myself in, I watched Tonya and my 3-year-old granddaughter, Chloe, arrive from Seattle the next morning. Chloe’s pink suitcase had suddenly [...]
There is this lovely Christmas song about an orphan girl named, Maria, who finds a bird with a broken wing, it’s called, “The Gift.”
Maria uses the little money she has to care for the damaged bird, and then on Christmas Eve, she brings the bird as her offering to the Christ child’s manger at [...]
Dear friends – As we bring the year to a close, we are looking at some big changes in spreading the word about A Kinship Guide to Rescuing Children for Grandparents and Other Relatives As Parents. This has been quite a year. I know very well that each of us carries plenty of experiences from [...]
I go “on safari” with my nine-year-old granddaughter in the forest that borders her suburban New York home. We step gingerly over branches of fallen trees, our feet crunching leaves on the ground. We are alone, and sit for a while on a rock and talk. She tells me about her world and I listen, [...]