Post # 1
I have the sweetest, best grandparents in the world! They have a beautiful home in the mountains where I spent much of my childhood. Their home is so dear to the family because my Grandpa built it, and we have so many great memories there.
The bad news is that my grandparents are getting older and the place is hard to keep up – especially in the frequent severe winter weather. So, they’ve been hinting at selling (home improvements, “One last christmas”, etc.). It breaks my heart that we will have to see it go, but I really want what’s best for my Grandparents.
Now for the reason I’m posting – today my Grandparents planted a Blue Spruce Tree and a Plum tree – one for each of their great grandchildren. My younger sister is the parent to one, and my younger cousin is the parent to the other.
I was really touched by how sweet that was – but my happiness disintegrated when I realized by the time I get around to preparing for kids (or even getting engaged), they will most likely have sold the place. I can’t believe I’m being so jealous…I hate it!!! But gosh, here I am waiting for even the first step towards my future when my younger family members have passed me by (despite their courtships being less than half of my current relationship).
Now I’m waiting for a proposal, a marriage, a house, a baby, and a stinking tree!
Post # 3
@Starshollow: I’m sorry things are rough. Some times things like that REALLY make waiting hard.
Post # 4
Ohhh I’m sorry!! That would be awful 🙁
Post # 5
Oh that would be so hard. I deffinetly have missed the boat on some really great traditions because of waiting too long but nothing as major as that.
Although I lost my grandmother last fall and sometimes I will admit I get a little bitter that his waiting too long means that I will never get to share my big news with her or have her at my wedding. =[
Post # 6
I like your last line “now I’m waiting for a proposal…..and a stinking tree”
I feel for you. We’re all waiting. Hopefully yours comes very soon.
Post # 7
I understand completely! I am the baby in the family and I really feel like I am missing out on some of the cool tradition stuff (especially with kids). What keeps me from getting too jealous is that 1)my SO is the oldest in his family so we will have the first grandkids and my kids won’t miss out on that super spoiled experience and 2) my brothers kids are starting school and my sister’s are becoming mobile, by the time I have kids in the next 3-5 years, babies will be new again! That won’t make up for them missing my grandma (she won’t be around for too much longer) and (as dumb as this sounds) our first furbaby, but it softens the blow!