Jacqui Graham

Jacqui Graham has six grown kids and eight delightful grandkids age 6 months to 11 years. If she had known how much fun grandkids would be, she would have had them first!
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Savour, Don’t Save

Author Erma Bombeck wrote humorous and insightful essays about family life. One has particular meaning for me. In it, looking back on her life, she recalls with regret a pretty candle, never lit, that...

Shutterbug

On a recent sunny June afternoon I accompanied my daughter and her family to a local swimming hole on the Puntledge River. The weather had attracted quite a few families to the beach. Relaxing...

Gone But Not Forgotten

Grandpa is dead.Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather was stolen from us by a sudden and unexpected illness. A twinge in April. A funeral in August.Half a year later, we are still struggling to...

Hopscotch in the Dark

An antidote to boredomI recently read an article presenting the theory that grandparents who are raising grandchildren tend to live longer.I would dispute this. In the two and a half years since my husband...

Rainbow

It was a warm, sunny fall day with just a hint of rain—much too nice a day to be indoors—so the families were visiting out in the yard. Mommy was chatting with Grandma and...

Hopscotch in the Dark

I recently read an article presenting the theory that grandparents who are raising grandchildren tend to live longer.I would dispute this. In the two and a half years since my husband and I moved...

Keeping Gramma Company

Freshly home from hospital following day surgery, I am nestled in bed surrounded by pillows and tissues and cups of tea, and just dozing off when the doorbell rings.“Hallooooo…????” It is my daughter, dropping...

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