Poppy at football 🏈 as Nana bakes!
Dear Guillianna ad Elijah-
Today is Sunday and I am making things for Christmas Eve as I always do , while Poppy is at a Detroit Lions football game. I am thinking to myself it’s almost one year since we have been able to hug you. For you two hugs, Nana Poppy fun and laughter was everything when we last saw you. It remains an unexplainable and surreal tragedy for you two and for everyone else this has encompassed. So many relationships harmed and so many people hurting . Parents – grandparents siblings and cousins other children you two had befriended it’s all so sad. It’s true that we cannot and could not have ever imagined anything that has transpired in this past months ! We hope you will learn all about trust again and know that mom and dad love you and have big plans for what they want for you – I know that great grandparents also have great hope and wonderful dreams for your mom and for her children. They love you all. The same for Nana and Poppy , we love our family and your mom included – and while want her happy, we are also so confused by the abrupt changes. We want her kids, you two, to have love happiness good health. After all this major change was brought upon you both we hope you will be able to stay strong and believe in the good – believe in the love and believe in the memories of what truly was. To know it’s ok, and we understand that you cannot split yourself in half emotionally between the love you felt with us for so very long and the now out of this world animosity directed towards us that is being shown at present. Our hope is that despite it all we will eventually see a glimmer of hope in our own daughter- that it is learned sooner than later, what gratitude is. We know for sure that you two always had so much gratitude and always lived with it in your hearts. Grateful for all the fun the love the memories that you know are real but may feel they cannot ever be shared, or that no one could possibly understand that you love the very people or memories that your parents seem to dislike ! That is the horrible predicament and we want you to know love is stronger than not being able to call, and love is always and forever – it is not asking someone to choose but loving enough to allow you to remember all the love fun and happiness you had. It seems if there is any truth to this idea you do not wish to see or speak to us – that stories have been conjugated and manufactured or manipulated and misunderstood to create new demons that small children will get to carry. It seems truth is either non existent or it is contorted to tear the love you had away at its surface and replace it with pain. The idea that you two wanted us to continue to take you to school in the morning or pick up after school even when your mom and dad could , but now hate us ? Yet never have you said this, and even when we had spoken it’s always been quite opposite. Is this all to help you to forget that there was so much happiness that existed in nine years time, in an effort for you to reattach and make a bond. No matter what happens, what journey you are on, no matter how old you grow- there will always be many people hoping and helping you, believing in you both. Poppy and I are only two people of so many !
We love you both to the moon and back
forever and for always
❤️Nana and Poppy❤️🍪