A funny thing happened as 20- and 30-somethings decided to hold off on marriage and children: grandparents-in-waiting grew older. Sometimes a bit anxious.
“I was thinking it was never going to happen,” says Mary Jo McCoy of Lee’s Summit.
McCoy became a grandmother for the first time last year and for the second time a few weeks ago.
She’s 67, but if you do the math, she could have been a grandmother a couple decades ago. McCoy was 22 when she and her husband, Mike, started their family of four children.
Grandparenthood has been everything she imagined it would be.