But it makes me sad. Grandpa is right,of course, but there’s a lot of pain in this whole deal. I have a married daughter and two granddaughters. Under the same circumstances (though that would never happen–my daughter is as much an advocate for equality as I am) it would be terribly painful to have to disown an intransigent daughter, and what a disappointment to boot to witness the fear, hate and ignorance in her heart. And the kid, lucky to have such a grandpa, but how difficult this must be for him.
So grandpa and grandson can bond over what a witch the mother is. I’m sure grandpa’s love will prevail, but their time together ain’t going to be easy for a while. They’ve both lost a loved one, and perhaps forever.
But at the same time Chad is so lucky; there are countless other kids in the same or worse circumstances with no Grandpa to offer redemption, support and unconditional love.