Growing up, some of my fondest memories were visiting my Grandparents, going to lunch/dinner, Xmas or Easter celebrations and having sleep overs.
However I have a very very strained relationship with my mother, my father is in another state and although over the years I have travelled to visit him a couple of times, he never seems to interested in maintaining contact for long after I return. My husband’s mum is reasonably close but she works 6 days a week, and his father is remarried and has never had too much time for his kids in the 8 years I have been with my husband.. Infact I think I’ve probably met him maybe 5 times in those 8 years, the last time was our wedding 2 years ago..
So now that we are expecting our 1st bubs, in only 4 weeks time, it’s started to really sadden me that my child won’t have the opportunity to experience the wonders of having grandparents around.. My husband has 4 brothers & a sister that we keep in contact with frequently, but as far as my side of the family goes, after the last falling out with my mother (without going into detail lets just say I don’t think we will be in any rush to rectify things, I had previously forgiven her for some pretty nasty words & actions after not speaking to her for 3 years, only to have her pretty much do the exact same things as soon as I put my marriage & future before trying to keep her happy) she doesn’t allow my 3 younger brothers to contact me, and my Older brother & my only sister lives in QLD..
I wonder if i’ll be as worried when bubba arrives.. Sometimes, life just isn’t fair..
Posted anonymously, 15th October 2014