We Can’t Understand but HOPE you’ll KNOW ….k
Dear Guillianna and Elijah:
A new week begins and as you both know like every Monday Poppy is at work. About a month ago we emailed your Mom and asked her if we could please come to visit you. POPPY SAID ANY DAY ANY TIME. HE WOULD DO WHAT EVER DAY SHE SAID COULD WORK. At first she said you had baseball, and track which we explained that was fine we took you both to all your activities for three years and loved every second – we said we would love to come and see- but she then said no. No way would they allow it. We had hoped to take you for dinner or swimming at our hotel for the weekend- or during the week since you were not yet in school – anything at all – but they feel that your time in Michigan was not good and have said you two do not want to see us. They said some very unusual things that are not making any sense ti us but I what I do think is that they want you to have a easier time adjusting to your lives living together. We can’t really be sure what has happened or what they are thinking, but we know that you were both very happy when here so it makes us very surprised to hear anything different.
Mainly in this letter we hope you will one day know we tried to come see you. And we still will. Any day they say we can we will come. As of this moment – We hope that by Eli’s birthday they will change their mind. It seems unreal to us that after all these years – this is happening. When you left Michigan the last thing we were all told was that you two can call anytime. You would be back in a few weeks for a post surgery doctor appointment right? However since then there are stories of both kids saying that they were not happy in Michigan? I really believe that they love you both and want more than anything to make you happy and have you better connect with daddy and since you both know how he and they feel about us it makes it very hard for them to do that. The sad part is that you kids are in the middle and for that we are so sad. Not sad with you. Sad that you are likely hurting and feel torn being in the middle. We will always be your family. We will always be your moms parents and we will always love you all. We cannot make choices for your children. We know mommy is married to daddy for a lifetime and when you grow up our children become grown ups and are free to make choices. We can only hope those choices bring them happiness for all of you. Yet no one can change the heart and love In the hearts of Poppy and Nana –
The last time I got the chance to speak to you and Eli – you both seemed so happy to be able to talk to me and I heard mom tell you when you asked to call – that you couldn’t call Poppy at his office that night because it was 7:30 – but then said you could call him the next day. That was end of April. No calls and we have tried so many times since then to reach you – but they changed all the phone numbers.
We have sent over 50 cards to you and little gifts and packages which I have copies of you’ll one day see …. But never hear back. No calls on holidays or birthdays. Only one call to Aunt Allyssa to Face Time her kids has been allowed in nearly a year. It’s all so sad and we want you to not ever feel bad for it since it is not something in your power.
So we cannot explain to you what is happening but we can promise that we love you both. We will always love you. We will continue to write you love letters. Helping you one day to see that you are valuable important people to all of us in Michigan. We will always keep hoping that what ever has been the cause of this can be fixed soon. Until then be good, respectful, kind and work hard at school and your favorite activities that make you happy.
I know for certain that you both were very much in love with your grandparents. With your great grandparents and your cousins and aunts and uncles. We can’t begin to imagine what could make either of you not want to see or speak to us. Other than you will clearly want to make mom and dad happy. As ALL KIDS DO, and as you should. We understand how important it is for you to feel loved and make parents proud and we will ALWAYS understand that you are good kids WHO ARE making the best of a very very hard situation. WE WILL NOT EVER WANT YOU TO DISHONOR THEM or be disrespectful. We want your long term happiness and based on how unusual and polar opposite this current situation is from anything you have even known in the past we write love letters hoping this traumatic time will be eased knowing all of these letters were written to show or love and support of you
ALL OUR LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER …
❤️Nana and Poppy❤️