family advice (post new situation)
"Grandparents for my kids"
I am a 32 year old woman who is finally ready to have kids with my wonderful husband! However, I am feeling sad because I don't think our children will have any grandparents. Here is the backstory: My parents divorced about 5 years ago. I have not seen my dad since. He moved to Arizona and started a new life. He does not contact me. My husband's mother and step-dad live in Texas. His father and step-mother live in our state, but, like my dad, they do not contact him :(. That leaves my mom and her husband who live nearby as grandparents; however, my mom's husband is able to retire early (at age 55 - which is less than 2 years away) and wants to move to Arizona for 9 months out of the year, and then stay in our state (but hours away) the remainder of the year. I am feeling that my husband and I will be left without grandparents to our children. I am especially sad that my mother will not be around to be part of my life and my children's lives. I want her to be part of my life very badly, but I feel like she will choose her husband over her family.

Are my feelings valid? If so, how should I approach my mom?
posted by Dolly (age 32) on 1/24/2013 @11:02:14 AM •
* no advice has been shared.

  [ disclaimer ] [ sign in ] [ contact us ] [ search ]
please take reasonable measures to protect your safety and privacy when posting situations or advice or participating in an exchange. read more... © word of advice, & powered by simplifyit. site map.