Staying in touch with grandchildren during COVID-19
I am 78 years of age and have 15 wonderful grandchildren, ranging in age from 11 to 22.
Staying in touch with them as they have grown up has been very important to me.
I feel very blessed to have been able to watch all of my grandchildren grow through infancy and their younger years and the older ones becoming teenagers and young adults. They are always in my thoughts and prayers.
I wanted to stay in touch with my grandchildren during the recent time of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, as I couldn’t see them in person, I decided to write a letter to each of them. I know that some will have difficulty in reading my handwriting, as they are not used to seeing that and it may be a bit old fashioned for them. However, I enjoy receiving a handwritten letter back and they often reply.
I hope they have enjoyed hearing from me through a written card or letter. I haven’t shared much about my childhood in the letters but I do try to tell them about what we are doing to fill in the days and weeks.
One grandson, who is 18 years old, is unable to understand a letter or card due to his disabilities, so I sewed a pair of long pyjama pants for him instead and I hope he enjoys wearing them.
Even though we have been separated due to the coronavirus restrictions, I feel that we have stayed close. I thank God for that.
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