New Years Eve !
Dear Guillianna and Elijah –
2019 is about to begin and it will be so odd to not physically see you as the New Year begins ! We hope you have so much fun ! Believe me when I say that we will be thinking of you and will be with you in your hearts. Life has had so many big changes this past year and as it always has through out time, life always evolves and brings surprises, challenges, happiness, tears and then great adventure. You’re both growing and learning so many things but will hopefully always keep the memories of your yesterday’s close to your heart and use them when you need a smile or a little courage. Remember who we really are and how we have always cheered you both on and helped you always – along the way, when ever you needed a Nana and Poppy you knew we are there and when you need us now we still are just not in the same house and not able to physically see, hear or touch – but still have our arms wide open and full of love for two very special little ones.
The greatest thing about knowing you’re loved is that you can listen to your heart and if quiet enough you’ll hear the laughter, feel the dancing, remember the safari cafe, the photo booth, the merry go round and a million other fun things that were your lives.
We have yet to getany photos of you. Or hear from you but know this — nothing can dim the bright light of your smiles and the memories in our hearts !
Tonight we will take your great Grandma Sally to dinner and the night stop to see Uncle David in the hospital as he had more surgery today. He is so brave and has kept working every day on keeping focused on good despite having had such a hard medical journey. He surely has had things happen that make it hard for him to smile or could make him scared, but he won’t stop believing in being a kind, good and optimistic man. Your Mitten family has always had so much to offer the two of you in kindness and love. We hope you will always remember that about the Mitten, remember about what family means and the fun you had here and to be strong and brave!
We hope for you two and the entire family a happy healthy new year and that you’re 2019 is full of all kinds of wonderful new things. We wish for you to simply know IT is our wish for your year, your every day to be FULL OF LOVE FROM HERE TO THE MOON AND BACK FROM BOTH POPPY AND NANA, and all the many many people you have shared your lives with ! You two are also brave hero’s to us, sweet and wonderful grandchildren who will always be loved.
Know that – We hope to see you soon, to visit or have you visit the Mitten again . To FaceTime or simply talk to you. To catch up on all you have done in these past months. No matter what happens – no matter what changes in your lives , you’re in our thoughts and our wish for mom to truly see ‘us’ for who we are as see the truly good and respectable relationship you have had with us as something special. What ever has happened what ever has been said to cause such an unbelievable turn …may it be resolved! We will always have hope…. for her to realize what her mom and dad have been in her life and hope that she will remember the support and love she was given by her grandparents. All who loved her – all who have been in her life for her. If that moment doesn’t come today, or tomorrow or even ever, it will not change our love and our dedication to our family. This family misses you both and will have the warmest of celebrations when we can see you again. Dream of a return on field day maybe to see old friends or in summer when your out on break. For tonight may you have dream starters that allow you to dream of a visit by us to see your activities or a visit to a hotel for swimming! Maybe at a school graduation or if it’s when your older while you’re at college. There are so many potential options that could lay ahead and we will hope that something changes sooner than later For now – a simple hope for hugs and laughter and peace in your hearts.
Love you to the moon and back – forever and for always –
❤️Nana and Poppy❤️🍪