A Birthday Letter To Our Granddaughters

19 Jul

Dear Sara and Analise,

This past week was your second birthday. Your Grandma Lisa and I felt sad because we couldn’t be there to celebrate with you. It is the year 2020 which will go down in modern history as one of the strangest times, certainly the strangest in my lifetime.

A Premie Ambulance

Grandma Lisa and I were at your house in California after you were born. We came to see you in the hospital when you were very tiny babies. You were born premature and mom had to stay with you in the hospital. We took care of Max until you were big enough to come home.

Sweet babies

It was so fun to take care of you when you came home from the hospital. Grandma Lisa and I took turns with your dad getting up in the middle of the night when you woke up. I remember getting up in the middle of the night with your mom when she was just born. She would look at me with eyes wide open. I thought she was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen and I still do. I was 24 years old.

Your mom as a newborn.

We will be around as much as we can while you are growing. I have a few thoughts to share. I don’t know how wise they are, but here goes.

Be kind, especially to people who are not kind to you.

Lots of people love you. And it is not your job to make them happy. It is their job to love you and teach you how to be responsible women.

Always pick your sister and brother. They will be with you a long time. Sharing memories together when you are older will be the best. Especially when you are as old as me.

We miss you all.

Mom said you will get these letters when you turn 18. What an exciting time for you. Be happy and know that I love you. Nana aka


8 Responses to “A Birthday Letter To Our Granddaughters”

  1. Gail Beyrle July 19, 2020 at 2:47 pm #

    Beautiful pictures of your grandbabies and family. Thanks for sharing. Present life requires happy postings.


    • afish25 July 19, 2020 at 4:12 pm #

      You’re quite welcome Gayle. Relationships on little screens are less than fulfilling. Thanks for commenting.


  2. Emilie July 24, 2020 at 4:32 am #

    Lovely. I remember following the story when they were born. Can’t believe it’s been two years! They sure made it through those hard times and look like sweet healthy young girls now. Hooray!


    • afish25 July 24, 2020 at 6:39 am #

      I know. Miss them a bunch.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Emilie July 24, 2020 at 6:42 am #

        I understand. This is the first year I haven’t been able to go visit my sister and her family. I’ve been with my sister part of every summer my entire life until now. Actually, I am the older sister, so it is her entire life that we’ve spent together. But I was only 3 1/2 when she was born, so it’s just above my entire life.


      • afish25 July 24, 2020 at 2:26 pm #

        You made me cry. So much we have lost.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Emilie July 24, 2020 at 2:28 pm #

        I know. I go into moments of absolute despair. But then I find some thing I enjoy—Music, a book, writing something for my weekly writing group. Or I look at a piece of art that I have that I love very much. And then I’m better until the next time I go into despair. But we will get through this! And one day I’ll be down in your neck of the woods! And I’ll find you. Lunch already sounds good.

        Liked by 1 person

      • afish25 July 24, 2020 at 2:54 pm #

        That would be so nice. And I will hug you tight.

        Liked by 1 person

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