WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE A (SUDDENLY) SINGLE GRANDMOTHER AND BOTH YOUR DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW WERE SENT OFF TO WAR AT THE SAME TIME, LEAVING YOU AS PRIMARY CAREGIVER FOR YOUR 2-YEAR OLD GRANDSON??? YOU’D DO EXACTLY WHAT I DID…
REPORT FOR “DOODIE”!
This was not the first time I was “Reporting for Doodie”, but it was the first time I was doing it all alone. Or so I thought…I discovered a secret vault filled with friends I never knew I had. Sadly, I also lost a few along the way.
I found myself in the midst of an unexpected divorce, facing the possible loss of my home and making a major career change, when someone, somewhere took a look at my proverbial “plate” and thought…”there’s a little corner of her plate that isn’t taken, she needs a toddler to care for…oh, and at the same time, let’s throw in a rarely-heard-of medical condition to make her life even more interesting”.
I hope you enjoy my account of how this beautiful child saved me from myself and how I used “The Secret” to channel the inner strength my mother gave me…all compliments of the U.S. Military.