DEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S MOM: I am not asking for advice, just a way to vent a little.
For the second Easter in a row, I will not get to see my new grandbaby, and it ain’t easy. I raised my daughter as a single father, and now I have a grandson who was born in early March of last year, just as the world shut down. My daughter and son-in-law are terrific about video conferencing and sending loads of photos and videos, but it is far from the same thing as holding my first grandchild, which I have yet to be able to do.
I don’t know anyone who has had much of a good time since the pandemic started, and I, for one, cannot wait to have it over so holidays and life in general can once again be celebrated in person, and I can finally meet AND hold my grandson, hopefully before he graduates high school! I hate missing out on so much in these early days of his life. --- MISSING SO MUCH
DEAR MISSING SO MUCH: I fully understand your need to vent a little, and have been known to do so myself more than once to anyone who’ll listen. Also, like you, I look forward to a return to a more normal world and a chance to get caught up with loved ones and friends — in the flesh!
Until those better days come, be safe, and stay as “close” as you can to those you love.