Engl Comp Essay
Being a grand-parent today can no longer be considered a traditional role. Long gone are the days when we spoiled our grand-children and sent them “home” with mommy and daddy. With both social (neglect, child abuse, drugs and jail) and economic (lower wages, higher expenses) pitfalls of today more and more grand-children are being raised solely by their grand-parents. According to the 2010, Census there are over four and a half million children raised in grand-families.
My role as a grand-mother, to Piper Reanne, was drastically changed from spoiler and nurturer to that of the parent in the fall of 2005. After financial hardships, incidents of neglect and other safety concerns, my …show more content…
After contacting an attorney, my ex-husband and I drove eleven hours straight to Mississippi. Our attorney, Mr. Cox, had contacted the Mississippi State police and explained the situation to them giving them the location of where we were meeting so we had protection for the exchange. I prayed the entire time that my daughter would not change her mind again. Once we had physical possession of Piper, my ex-husband and I drove as fast as we could to the state line with a police escort. We stopped to get Piper something to eat, wash her up and put on clean