When you need a little warmth and tenderness …. happy faces are key!
Dear Guillianna and Elijah –
There is some snow headed to the Mitten which makes for thinking of warm sunny places ! And as memories of summers or trips to places where palm trees grow are seen in the photos of you both – it warms a cold day. Just like seeing images of happier days warms the heart. We are always wishing for you both – happiness . The same wish we share for every grandchild, every child and for our parents.
In everyone’s lives there are good days and there are days where things can be seemingly more difficult than the years should be …. when things seem hard or challenging, when change seems out of reach – we look to get thru one moment at a time, another day at a time, and we focus on the good. We hope you will one day have all these good and happy memories and so many more new memories that you’re making, to help you on your journey through life. To be loved, to feel loved, to share love and know happiness! This is and always will be our wish for you both and for all our grandchildren and children!
The week has almost passed – and for Poppy it has been almost 13 months since he has seen your faces. The last time Nana saw you it was when you were permitted to FaceTime and while talking Poppy was at work. You were told that “ It was 7:30 at night and a school night and time for bed” so permission to call over to his phone was denied. Guillianna asked “can we call him in the morning on the way to school?” He never got the call, and he has been waiting ever since. He as much as for you one day, takes these love letters to heart, looks at the images and thinks only of good! He wishes only for happiness.
Being a parent is about understanding love, knowing that children need so many things as they grow into adults. Not simply material things, physical things – not only solid, tangible, foundational things; they need things that can be found in these photos. The human interaction of those who love them and who have played key roles in their lives. Those who will enter their world and play key roles in their lives. They need laughter. They need familiarity. They need to know how to attach, to trust and to live with others despite differences. Both Nana and Poppy know that one day you will be grown. There will never be a day where you will ever doubt the love in our hearts. There will be a day where you understand the historical timeline and are able to see that loving your mom and dad as well as loving all the family who loves you is ok. It will be okay for you to be yourselves, while still being loving and kind and respectful to your parents, and also love all those currently removed from your lives. They say that time is the best teacher , and time will prove to you that love is far-reaching, it is gratifying, and it is okay to show love and respect for those you feel that connection to. To allow any prior trauma, fear of loss, absence of those you love, trust issues, to emerge, or to cause heartache or dysfunction in your adult years would be a travesty this site our words to you a hopeful tool for you both. For you have not lost anyone in the Mitten or elsewhere. You can trust and believe in the good memories and the feelings you’ve always known and seen – The images in your soul could diminish as you grow but thirst love letters these faces can be so insightful to you both and can help you release truth and have peace knowing we all understood, wanted your lives to be happy and will patiently wait for time to help pave a road for you both to happy childhood memories and the foundation you were given in the Mitten. All the friends and family you had made as small children here, carry love and well wishes for you both that are sincere and deeply embodied within you both ! We love you both to the moon and back –
forever and for always
❤️Nana and Poppy❤️🍪