Do you see it?
Or, feel it?
Maybe, a little of both.

Love bubbles up inside,
So much love,
The champagne of it overflows.

Adding to this,
Rich tapestry of family,
A granddaughter is born.

Recipe for a Good Guardian

1-Cup Communication Skills|
1-Cup Bookkeeping Knowhow
2 Cups Patience
½ Cup Attention to Detail
½ Cup Sense of Humor
2 Tablespoons Tears

Season with equal parts:  Experience, Social Work, Banking, and Law.
Let mellow several years to allow ingredients to blend.
Frost liberally with Ethics.
Serve with a generous dollop of diplomacy laced with determination and a dash of grit.(suggested by Joanne Tuttle, Tampa, Florida)
Use as needed to improve the life of an incapacitated person.
Adjust ingredient proportions as new situations arise.


I started thinking about the qualities of a good guardian when I was asked to take part in a new university course on guardianship.  I’m sure there are many more ingredients of an exemplary guardian and I’d like to hear from you with your suggestions.

So, I ask…what else should we look for in a  “good” guardian and can we teach it?

 Let me know what you think at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I’ll expand the “recipe.”

© Lexie Lamborn 6/13/2011