I would like to share this with you.

“Hi Jane,

I hope you are well.

I have some wonderful news to share with you.

Recently I sent a card to my grandchildren, I sent my son a text message, expressing how I was feeling, missing the grandchildren and generally asking that he not let them forget me. The time felt right for me to make contact.  The following week I received a text from him saying it would be good for us all to meet. I thanked him for the reply and said I’d ring. I called him and had a brief talk and arranged to visit them at their home .

I was nervous not knowing how the visit would go, not knowing if my grandchild would remember me after 18 months.  The visit went well, at first he was a little reserved but soon fell back into calling me nanny and seemed as if there had been little time lost. I noticed all the changes 18 months brings, my grandchild who is 18 months, and beautiful, and felt like I have always known her spiritually in my heart.

We didn’t discuss the whys of the period of separation and it felt relaxed. We made a casual agreement to see each other soon. Last week I called and arranged to take my grandchild out for the day, I feel the need to have some 1:1 time with him a time to re-bond. We spent a lovely day together and I hope to take them both out on my next visit.

It’s a start, small steps, my approach will be different, I feel we have all had time to grow, not just in the physical sense !

I wanted to share this good news with you, it’s a success story to share with everyone. I thank you for listening to my story when I initially contacted you and the friendliness and warmth I felt from your group, I can take that away with me.

I send peace and hope to all who are parted from grandchildren, and faith in reconciliation.”