Back to school/work time ?
Dear Guillianna and Elijah –
It’s that time of the evening – Sunday night after a nice weekend or the Thanksgiving holiday school break – where kids are on their way back to college after break or back to elementary, middle or high school after a nice little break. It’s the time of year where there is only s few weeks left before Christmas break and it makes getting your thoughts back to all the business of work or class time a little difficult since it is such an exciting time of year. Glancing back into time, look how little you were….
In a little over a week someone will turn ten years old ! How amazing is that. Hopeful we will get to say HAPPY birthday, hear your voices – or see your faces. We have been wishing and hoping for that daily and surely will not ever stop.
Today we have had dinner with Great Grandma Sally, went to see Uncle David at the nursing home and got to see Aunt Kris there too! Before that we went to Poppy’s work to take down all of the Thanksgiving decor and put up Christmas / holiday decor So as you can see we are trying to say super busy. we hope you too have stayed busy with all kinds of fun things.
We found ourselves getting messages about photos on this date through the years and while looking at the images we smile and remember the great times spent with you and all of the family. It’s something that makes both of us happy and yet also makes us realize how much you must have changed in the past 11 months. Can only imagine Elijah has lost and regrown new front teeth …😊 Having seen you both learn to do all things children do as they grow – makes us especially close to you both. Thing like – Learn to drink from a bottle and on to sippy cup and regular cups, roll, sit, crawl, walk and run. Sing ABC’s. Twinkle twinkle, draw, read and write …. there are so many videos and moments captured for you to have when you’re grown. Most of the videos are difficult for Nana to upload in any sort of pixellated format, and were working on this, getting all images pixellated takes some time since it am keeping the original format intact and replacing them with new photos that are less identifying. If the videos won’t upload properly – I will load them to a private file because they are so so precious and will one day be yours to treasure should you ever want them.
We used to write you letters at the end of every school year. They were given to mom, for when you each graduated high school. It would be a collection of letters written from us to show you of our love and continued support through the years. Luckily, I have the letters of older years on my computer hard drive and yes we will upload those for you too. Yet since we have not heard anything about the second half of third grade and kindergarten, and while we have not heard anything about fourth and first grade thus far, we would have a hard time writing letters about events or our shared knowledge of each of you in these grades. Instead, you will have these love letters to remind you how truly present we still are with you during these days weeks and months, that you’re in our thoughts and how we hope each day is bright, full of wonder and happiness! Physically in the same place attending grandparents day at your school, seeing your plays or music concerts, sharing life the way wo would like to , may not be allowed at this time but what is allowable and fair is the freedom to say what is just as real, just as important and just as needed- to send love and our support only at this time we can only do it with words. Love and promises made will not be changed by location. They cannot be changed by anyone else. You’re feelings are yours. We will support them. Our feelings will not change due to any circumstances. No one will ever be able to tell Nana and Poppy anything that is untrue about the two of you or the days in the Mitten. We will always love you, we will always love our children. What happens tomorrow and the next day or the next week, month or more – may be an unknown. For all of this came as such a huge surprise. What is clear and cannot change is the love that surrounded both you by all of your family – and that nothing can ever alter that.
here is to wishing you both an amazing return to school. Keep your heads in the scholastic zone and try despite all the fun days ahead with birthday and potential parties, Christmas break and a new year coming ! Be sweet and kind as always, listen to and love on your mom and dad ! Know that every minute we are proud of you, and we love you forever and always, to the moon and back ,
❤️Nana and Poppy❤️🍪