My wife and I have three young grandchildren. Two live in another country and one lives a few states away. We hear plenty of stories from friends about how they see their grandkids several times a week. We can get a little envious and start to wonder if we are the only ones who live so far away.
Let it be known that we have frequent FaceTime visits with our children and their kids and we have visited each in person.
This infographic from Closertothekids.com shows that most grandparents live some appreciaable distance from their grandchildren. It's just a fact of life. What are the options? As retirees, we are looking at moving near our kids in the states. That raises a whole host of other issues that we are working through.