Bash day Friday…
Dear Guillianna and Elijah-
Today is Friday and as you likely remember it is the day Sebastian comes to play !
He is now 2, he finds sneezing so funny – so much so that he fake sneezes to see what you will say, and looks for you to say “bless you “. Super cute. You would love to see him do this and how big he and Cole have grown. Babies especially, seem to grow so much and so fast the first few years of life. The two of you have likely grown so much since you left too. We truly can’t wait for the day we get to see you again. We had hoped you’d be able to visit soon- and cannot give up hope that we will. We simply take each day – one at a time and hope for the phone to ring or a photo to be sent. Sending us a picture after the thousands of photos and videos we used to send regularly to your parents would be so simple and kind, yet nothing . That in and of itself says a lot of who is the intended recipient of this personal dilemma. You see to send an image of a baseball or dance or other activity you may be involved in hurts nothing, not sending one hurts us intentionally- after years of love and dedication the level of disrespect is beyond words. And certainly not an example to set for small children. To have deep and sincere respect for your mom and dad, for all they have dreamed of for you both, for all the hard work they put forth to give you a future, for all they hope and work towards in trying to be the very best parents they know how to be – you should always respect the people who love you like parents do. You will not always agree with things your parents do however you should always know that children should love and admire the amount of love and dedication parents have for their children Even if you grow to have different view points or beliefs, even if you travel a road different than the road planned, no matter what the philosophical differences people can have with their parents – they should not forget the lifetime of love, hopes and dreams, the laughter, the fun, the difficult times and the simple fact that a child who has respect for the person who provides or paves the way for the life you have. In your lives you were lucky to have your parents working toward goals, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins supporting and loving you both and your parents for all of your lives- actively up to last December and still from afar.
The weekend is here and we hope you have lots of family fun planned. We expect some snow in the Mitten – with usual weekend plans, we will see great grandparents, and likely visit Uncle David who is finally at home trying to heal from surgery. In a few days your mom will have a birthday – so hopefully you’ll make her a beautiful day full of love and fun birthday wishes. We are still banned from sending gifts or cards but our hearts will always be thinking of her, how that as her parents we have always helped her, tried to earn her love in return, we wish we could have cookies sent and we remember how she loved them. And how she loved when you could share them with her – The whole idea of not sending you cards or gifts weighs heavy on our minds. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you know I always loved to celebrate the day of love with both of you – as well as we did with our own kids! If only you two will be allowed to see or have us actively in your lives as the grandparents we are before then- things would be so much better for everyone. But no matter what holiday comes or no matter what day it is, be it a regular day, any old day, special days and average days good days and bad, one thing is certain- YOU’RE BOTH LOVED AND MISSED VERY MUCH!
We love you to the moon and back –
forever and for always-
❤️Nana and Poppy❤️🍪