From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

March 6

Dear Grandchild,

Grandma and Grandpa know that you’re hurting right now because Mommy and Daddy are breaking up. This time is difficult for us, too.

We want you to know several important things that we hope will help you to go through this scary and difficult time.

The first thing is: It is not your fault.

Second: You probably can’t fix it.

Third, and maybe most importantly: We will never divorce you! We will always be there for you when you need us.

You might think that you’ll never be happy again, but we want you to know something we’ve learned because we’ve lived so long and seen so many things—you will laugh again; it will get better. Good things will happen.

Here’s a list of things you can count on:

• Nothing you can ever do or say will make us stop loving you.

• We’ll be good listeners for you.

• We’ll give great hugs and warm, long back rubs.

• We’ll still make your favorite foods.

Honey, you’re not alone. Your mommy and daddy still love you, and we’ll always love you, no matter what.


Grandma and Grandpa

Hanoch and Meladee McCarty

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