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Mother, Daughter & Me article

First, let me say this is an excellent article and so meaningful to me. When my daughter (who lives with me with her 5 year old daughter) reads this, she will insist I wrote the article. It's exactly what I would write if I could put our relationship on paper. Having raised my two daughters (from age 1 and 3 years) totally alone, working to climb the ladder to support them in the right fashion, there wasn't much time to really know one another.

I came to that realization only when I began having grandchildren and was able to listen to everything they say, interplay with them for hours at a time--something I wish I could have done with my daughters. We were given that gift when I was able to retire and enjoy my family for which I am truly grateful.

Thank you so much for this wonderful reminder. God bless.

Mother, Daughter & Me article

First, let me say this is an excellent article and so meaningful to me. When my daughter (who lives with me with her 5 year old daughter) reads this, she will insist I wrote the article. It's exactly what I would write if I could put our relationship on paper. Having raised my two daughters (from age 1 and 3 years) totally alone, working to climb the ladder to support them in the right fashion, there wasn't much time to really know one another.

I came to that realization only when I began having grandchildren and was able to listen to everything they say, interplay with them for hours at a time--something I wish I could have done with my daughters. We were given that gift when I was able to retire and enjoy my family for which I am truly grateful.

Thank you so much for this wonderful reminder. God bless.

Gippy!!

I LOVE this comment. I'm thrilled you relate. And, I'm happy you're having a good experience in what we both know can be a deeply freighted experience.
Enjoy!!!

Thank you, Pamela. You enjoy

Thank you, Pamela. You enjoy as well!!

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Pamela Cytrynbaum teaches at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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