Presidents’ Day …
Dear Guillianna and Elijah-
We are missing you both so very much – we cannot imagine what must have been said to you both, or rather when we try to envision how two innocent kids went from needing hugs and kisses all the time, living with us day in and day out, – to our disappearance from your lives? It’s simply the saddest emotion imaginable. For your innocence and your heart break has been caught up in the disdain or objectives of your parents , not a result of your years in the Mitten. The possible effects of such emotional duress is what drives the continued written love and support. These pages have been compiled for you when you grow older and hopefully when the smiles and memories are seen we can only hope it will allow you to feel a sense of love and true devotion we have always had and will always have, to your happiness as childrenand future adults. We hope that you will know the love have otherwise been denied in these past months and seemingly into the future. Poppy is the eternal optimist and is hopeful one day soon his own daughter will recognize what has not been seen to date , that someone will value life time of dedication to helping loving and comittment w parent has for a child , and our role in her life and in yours, or at the very least see the true loss her own children are experiencing . He will always have hope yet he too cannot imagine what you’ve been toldwhat you’re going thru and how you have no one you could even talk to about it without fear of disappointing the parents you love – wonder as to why either we disappeared- Or why you no longer can see or talk to us. Why we are not sharing in your lives as we always had…. When you left it was so clear how you felt about us. The love you have had in your hearts and how much you always looked forward to being with us and it’s validated by how you responded when mom would simply call and allow you to be talking to us. The way you wanted to talk to and see Poppy last time we FaceTimed in May 2018 and how it contradicts this statement currently being said , that you “don’t want to talk to us”. Are Stories are being manufactured ? What could have been explained to you to rationalize or explain how your grandparents can be disowned after nine years of living as primary care givers in your lives and after a lifetime of love and caring for mom. The reality is clearly being distorted into something untrue – or truth held back, and yet I know that if you could freely speak to or spend time around every single person who ever saw you during your years in the Mitten, every person you ever had contact with , all the teachers and coaches and friends – all your relatives, you would be assured how happy you had been and how loved and cared for you were. You would be able to verify and ask any questions you wish of your childhood in the Mitten and they would all say – you were both so very happy and given every single opportunity Nana and Poppy could possibly imagine to make sure you were both safe and happy and every drop of energy and love behind it was sincere and your time spent appreciated beyond measure. We have helped our daughter never asking anything in return and supporting her educational and professional goals 100 percent She was able to finish college provide for you an avenue to get your own educations and provided some of the financial resources needed for extracurricular activities, she served her country and paid the price of many lost years that she wants very much to recapture . Sadly your hearts had to be severed from all you knew and everything you loved so much. Our hope for both of you is that your love and the respect for parents, the love and images of these pages, will help you restore the broken trust you must have felt when all you ever knew as your family suddenly was disappearing . As time passes – your minds may forget nuances or details – but your heart-break and distrust issues could lurk beneath and if that happens KNOW there is no truth to any possible or conceivable scenario that warranted the events that have happened since November of 2017 , which is where Poppy and I first became aware of something was up. It was Guillianna who told us that they “ had to move”. Oddly it was then that our own daughter told us the Army was forcing her to move to be a support system. Everything that transpired there after is a series of shock surprises and has now resulted in vilifying Nana and Poppy – The repeat of the drama that unfolded in the months since you have left is beyond comprehension- and it’s the children who had to pay the price for it all. Until the day comes where truth is exposed the you are free to voice happily with mom and day as well as have a relationship with those you have loved in their absence- the pain continues.
Wishing you love always – to the moon and back
forever and for always
❤️Nana and Poppy❤️🍪