How LONG is a day? How DEEP is the ocean ? How MUCH are you loved ? WHERE does love go?
Dear Guillianna and Elijah –
How long is a minute ? 60 seconds !
How long is an hour ? 60 minutes!
How long is a day ? 24 hours !
How long is a week ? 7 days !
How long is a year ? 365 days!
Today is Poppy’s birthday and here IS A PHOTO OF A PRIOR BIRTHDAY WITH POPPY AND HIS FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND IT….
There are some things that you can measure or count …. and some that you cannot ….
How deep is the ocean ? ??????? Depends on where you measure it I suppose ! But not deeper than the love we have for both of you !
How much love does Nana and Poppy have for both of you ? Pretty sure you cannot measure that! The love we have for you cannot be measured. It cannot be explained and it is endless!
Maybe you wonder, Where does love a grandparent has for a grandchild go ?
This I know for sure …. Love for grandchildren doesn’t ever leave , it cannot and will not ever go anywhere… it’s forever !
The fact is , grandparents look at all the days of their life, all the children they raise, they think about every decision they made, with their own children, every event they did with their own children, every obstacle ever climbed with their own children…. every joy and every success! They know that the decision to have family allows for their own children to have their own families! – yes they always think of the love they have for their children and as they think – the love they have had year after year and the dreams they have had suddenly blossoms OR GROWS into a new love, the love of a grandchild!
And that love never goes away either, not when the grandchild grows up, not when the the grandchild moves away, not when the grandchild is a teen or goes to college, not when the grandchild gets married, not when grand children have children of their own . It just keeps growing ! Just like the love they have as parents but different in that the role we have as grandparents in your lives is different than the role we had as parents ! It is true – For the two of you living in the Mitten with us for so long we definitely built a very special bond, simply out of the amount of time spent and the role we had during your mom and dad’s absence. There is no question – we loved every second of our time together and are always going to treasure it.
Grandparents ( and great grandparents ) sadly cannot promise that they will live forever… but they can promise they will LOVE FOREVER – And that is the truth. We will love you forever and always, to the moon and back,
❤️Nana and Poppy❤️🍪