I awoke this morning with the clear and important thought that today is the birthday of my youngest grandchild. I spent the day hoping he was having a party that would bring him joy. So today I focused on thoughts about hopes and wants for all my grands. I am grateful they are in my life. I have loved them from the moment I knew of their existence. I loved them to infinity as I saw them and held them after their birth. They are the continuation of my families’ legacy. You cannot explain to someone who is not a grandparent what it feels like.
My dear grand children:
I hope you know I love you today, tomorrow, and I shall continue to do so until I leave this realm. No, I shall even love you when I leave this realm.
I hope you have special dreams to look forward to and that you reach them.
I hope you experience and know love every day of your life.
I hope the joy in your life far outweighs any sadness.
I hope you know that I wish I was capable of protecting you from all sadness.
I hope I can give you some opportunities for joy.
I hope you can look at yourself and appreciate what an awesome person you are.
I hope you never allow anyone to take away your goodness.
I hope you continue to learn for your entire life, because with knowledge comes empowerment.
I hope you have the joy of more real friends in your life than on your phone or computer.
I hope you treat others with the respect as that is the best way to get respect.
I hope you have people in your life that want the best for you and that you support those you care about.
I hope you are grateful for all that you have in this lifetime and that you share that gratitude with others.
I hope you appreciate this quote I have seen often, “You are not a product of your circumstances, you are a product of your decisions.”
I hope you know the only limits to your future are the ones you set.
I hope you take care of your body and mind as you only get one of each.
I hope you know good health for a long long time and never take it for granted. You come from a line of people who live a long long time so you will get more joy if you are healthy.
I hope when you are an adult you find someone who knows you and loves you for who you are. I hope that person brings you happiness and you get to spend a lifetime bringing each other joy.
I hope you will keep memories of our time together in your heart forever.
I love you.