Well I may have been alienated from my 2 children and 2 grandchildren for over 27 years and counting, but I have many things to be grateful for.
I have been lucky enough to spend 13 years with my children up until the ages of 11 and 13. I have some wonderful memories that no one ever take away from me, he may have taken every photo but the memories remain.
I had 8 beautiful years in Spain, France and Australia, many of them in secret with my grandson and daughter up until 4 years ago. I now have many of my own photos to keep.
Escaping from a toxic imprisoned marriage I managed to secure a great career that took me to many amazing countries Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and Vienna working with some very inspiring people for 8 years.
Created my own successful IT business before moving to France 5 years.
I have been living in France the way I always wanted to live with my wonderful husband, and two gorgeous Labrador’s for over 10 years now, and hopefully for many more.
I am surrounded by loving family and step children and their children who visit here in France. We have many very good real friends who are fun to be with and share special occasions.
Looking forward to February which will bring a new addition to our family to further enhance our lives.
So it’s not all about children and grandchildren, and yes I do miss my grandson, but there is more to life than adult children who don’t want to know.
Who knows what the next 10 years may bring, looking forward to it.