Today, Celebrating Grandmothers got a 5 star review on Amazon.com from a reader who really understood what I was trying to communicate. I want to reach out to her and say, yes, thank-you, you understand. Here is what she said:
Grandmothering is a complex, diverse, magical, and nuanced life stage
Richardson organizes quotes from 27 different grandmothers into common topics — while still preserving each woman’s unique experience and perspective on this life role. They do not talk about their grandchildren. This isn’t a brag book. They talk about the roles, responsibilities, opportunities, challenges, and gifts that come with being a grandmother. The portrait is complex, diverse, nuanced, and full of wonder, insight and a little bit of magic. It was as though I was sitting in a counsel of wise women talking about this vital role within the extended family, within the circle of life.