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What It's Really Like To Be Raised By Your Grandparents
Not everyone has a conventional, cookie cutter family. Sometimes our biological parents aren't able to parent us. For those in that situation, some are fortunate enough to have loving grandparents step up to the plate and raise them. These confessions reveal how people really feel about calling their grandparents "mom and dad."

A truly sad reality.

I'm 22. I was raised by my grandparents who are now in their 90's. My half brother is 43. Knowing this is the only family I have left and won't have for most of my life weighs heavily on me.

Giving credit where it's due.

Coming from the child of a teen mother, no teenager is ever mentally mature enough to raise a baby. She insists she raised me, but in reality it was my grandparents.

Karma stinks, unless you're on the right end of it.

My grandparents raised me because my mother was a fall down drunk. I'm now the next in line for inheritance instead of my mother. Guess she  should have actually raised me instead of drinking.

It's okay to be different.

I don’t have the heart to tell my grandparents (who raised me) that I don’t really believe in God anymore.. they keep telling me to go to church, but I honestly don’t know what I believe anymore.

Wise words.

I lost both my grandparents in the past two years. They raised me. I did the eulogy for both of their funerals. They gave me the biggest & best start to life. Cherish your grandparents while you can.

So sweet.

I was raised by my grandparents. They stop by my house every morning to check on me and get a hug. I feel so lucky to have them.