Pregnancy Over 40, Many Older Women Raise Children Or GrandchildrenI've often said I'm old enough to be my daughter's grandma especially since I have some friends my age with grandkids older than her.
But what about kids who really do have their grandma raising them? Bless these grandmas who step up to the plate and raise their grandchildren. I thought of this when I was at my daughter's preschool a couple of years ago. She had a little friend at her school who I found out lost her mother. I don't know under what circumstances, but the grandmother told me her daughter passed away. I always saw this little girl with her father and grandmother and I assumed the mother was always working or had some kind of crazy schedule. It never dawned on me that she had died. Another little boy has his great grandmother raising him (yes, I said great grandmother) Again, it's not my place to delve into their personal stories, but it certainly does make you wonder.
People frequently pass judgement on women over 40 who have babies...then you see these grandmas who are raising these very young children. It puts it all into perspective - us women are capable of amazing things at any age.
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