A Question…. and An Answer….
Dear Mom and Dad,
First let me say, today was GOLDFISH MINI CLASS, it was awesome, and I love the water.
Second, Daddy, the answer to your question is NO… You asked me after yesterday’s love letter, if this was my first job…. and the answer is no Daddy, my first and only job is being your sweet, lovable and wonderful little daughter, It is the only job I will need for quite a while. Under this title fall many different responsibilities. Little mini jobs, I am your little spirit stick, I am here cheering you and mommy on, and trying to keep a smile on your face while you finish your work in the land of sand. I am busy being your little pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, waiting to be in your arms, laughing, and squealing, keeping you up at night, and all kinds of wonderful things a little princess can do with her parents. I am certainly what could be considered, Army strong… because, I will not give up on wishing and waiting for your safe return, and dreaming about the things we will do together. I am wearing my peace sign outfit, hoping if peace were to prevail, you might get home sooner. If that fails, I have a letter prepared for your commander…. it goes like this…
PLEASE SEND MOMMY AND DADDY HOME SAFELY AND VERY SOON, I MISS THEM… LOVE GUILLIANNA! I’m sure that would work great huh?
Third… is my question. Nana says, she did not see mommy crawl, nor did she see her take her first steps, eat her first foods, or feed her a “bob”. Nana says she did not change mommy’s diapers, or take her to the pediatrician. What I want to know Mommy, is this…. do you love Nana? Nana says she knows the answer is yes…. that you love her more than you could ever really say… and it is not because of all of those things that most mom’s get to do. Those are just an added bonus. You love your mom and dad, because they love you enough to do things that are difficult for thier baby/their child (their children). They love you enough to go beyond what they can ever think possible to make the impossible – possible. Nana and Poppy went beyond the imaginable and as you know it has been at times a difficult road with Nana being sick, and even horrible financial trials. They have both sacrificed so much and worked so hard, for a dream.
Nana says she knows you both miss me, and that the “little firsts”, yes, are sadly only to be shared on a computer web page rather than first hand right now, but we are all very strong, very dedicated, and very much in love as a family. We are so close closing this small little chapter, in a really big and long book of love, and we are almost ready to begin the best days ever TOGETHER…
Mommy knows, love is something that has every thing to do with dedication, it is every thing to do with sacrifice, and it is every thing to do with building dreams. She knows this because Nana and Poppy were without her for so long too, and worked hard for so long to reunite her with all of my Aunts. Long hard days, and even longer more difficult nights, but eventually, the work paid off. Please don’t ever forget your POG… (POT OF GOLD), I am here, making my list, ( the one with all things we will do together) I know you miss me, and I am willing to send you a few dirty or even new diapers if it will help (dirty ones may be a violation and considered hazardous material). I can send you a ‘bob’ or one of my toys… I am more than happy to share… but tonight the most important thing I have to give you both, is for you to know that if Mommy loves Poppy and Nana, then she will also know exactly how I feel about you both.
I also am told (by you know who) to remember there are so many small children in this world – some who lose parents to tragedy, to drugs, or any number of other crazy things, or some babies who spend months or years in a hospital, where nurses or doctors take care of them, I AM TRULY LUCKY, we are all lucky, because this time apart, while long and hard, is going to pass. It is temporary! When I grow up, and look back at this time, I will see what you both went through to give me my chance at life. I hope that I will never lose sight of this, and always keep your love for me, near and dear to my heart. (and if I forget, or do the “teenage” thingy… I will always have Nana’s love letters to remind me!)
Until tomorrow, my dear parents, I love you, and will always be, your Little Miss Adorable, your daughter, (getting some towel to wipe Mr. Griffy’s slobber – GROSS… nah… just playin’ don’t worry no paper towel was wasted or hurt during this playing moment!)