Thursday, February 6, 2014

Love Letters...


Received this morning:

Dear Noni,

I miss you terribly these days. I melt down into tears when Mommy tells me it's "only" two and a half weeks until I see you. That's too "y-ong." Are we going to Chuck E. Cheese's when you come see us? I really want to go there with you and Pop Pop.

Yesterday Mommy asked me to tell her what I love about you. I told her, "Because I 'y-ove' her so, so, so, so, so, so much!" That answer didn't seem to satisfy because she kept asking. And I kept giving her the same answer. Oh, but once I did say that I y-oved that you and Pop Pop almost always have a prize for me when you see me!

I asked Mommy to give me a picture of you and me, and this is what she found. Do you y-ove it? I y-ove it! I'm holding on to it for the next two and a half weeks until we can get a new one made together. =)

XOXO,
Alex


My Precious, Precious Alex,

Sometimes Noni has melt downs missing you, too.  It breaks my heart to be so far from you... and in the times, once in October and again in December, that you in your most earnest and sincere way ask me why God would want us to be so far apart... it breaks even more.  I cannot believe He does.  But, I answer you that many times we cannot understand God's plan for our lives. 

You are so very serious and smart and kind.  You are a great protector and a lover of family.  You shine the light of God's love everywhere you go... in every life you touch... especially in mine.

I do so love that sincere heart of yours... you are your mother's child... and she her mother's.  Blood of my blood, heart of my heart, soul of my soul.  I do not know why we have to be so far apart... but, I do know that no matter where you are or what you are doing, my love never wavers or diminishes... it only grows.  And, when your mother asks you why you love me so much... and you answer that you "just y-ove her"... that is it.  We do just love each other.  Unconditionally.  Unchangeably. Forever and ever.  Period.  We are very, very blessed by that... no matter how many miles separate us.

I love you to the moon and back... bigger than the sky, my sweet Alex... Share that same love with your precious brother, Roo for me... until I can swoop you both into my arms in ONLY two and a half weeks...

Bigger than the sky... Noni
PS I think this is going to be more fun than Chuck E Cheese.  ;)

46 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

Oh my...this is a tear jerker! :)

What a wonderful thing...it should be a card..or book...or something!

From the Kitchen said...

This brought tears and smiles! Precious!

Best,
Bonnie

kathy b said...

absolutely wonderful pictures and post

Deb said...

aww such little sweetie pies you have...I know it must be so hard to be so far away...you are blessed to have such an awesome daughter that makes sure you are always connected...

Wanda said...

OK, now my heart is melting all over my keyboard.

Those pictures are the treasures of a lifetime...Priceless.

Sending love and hugs to a VERY special Grandma.

TexWisGirl said...

how very, very sweet. :)

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

So sweet and touching! Love it! I bet you can't wait!

Amy at love made my home said...

Oh Tanna, my heart is breaking for you and full of joy for you at the same time. This is so lovely, I hope that one day Alex will read this and know how much you love him and how much he loves you. The photograph is so beautiful and tells 1000 stories. I hope that the next 2.5 weeks goes by very very quickly for you both and that you are together again soon. xx

Christine said...

I know,you know, that I know, how you feel.
I can't write or saying anything more because my nose is running and I'm starting to cry again.

(they have our heart, don't they)

Shug said...

A post to be cherished. I can't imagine living away from our grands..having them near by is all we have ever known. This brings tears to my eyes because I know how big a grandmother's heart can be for her grandson....May the time past by fast for you all...

blessings...
shug

Catherine Holman said...

How precious! These photos are so beautiful! You can just feel the love!

Susan said...

Oh Tanna....you have me in tears. What a love confession between the two of you. This will be the most wonderful token for Alex, seeing this posting again when he is 15, 21, a married man, a father himself. What a blessing you are to each other. Hugs.

Sandy said...

A wonderful expression of love from each of you to the other. What a dear little man he is already. I am so happy that very soon you will be able to be together again and make even more special memories.
Love & Hugs~

Annette T. said...

Tanna, this was such a sweet posting. I started to tear up right just looking at the pictures of the two of you. He is such a sweet tender hearted little guy. What a wonderful mama he has to send you his thoughts! Time will go by, maybe not fast enough, but you will be celebrating at Chuckie Cheese before you know it! I hope you've framed all of these pictures! Just so precious of the two of you!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Sniff, sniff....your words are truly so beautiful. :)

I feel them in my heart...for love does that to people...it touches us....it's like a beautiful work or art...you feel connected to it, because it touches you to your core.

Please keep up these Love Letters posts...they are awesome my sweet friend.

Blessings always

podso said...

It's hard to see the screen for the tears reading this brought … not just sad for the distance, but joy for the love that sweet little boy knows how to express!!

Bonnie said...

So sweet, Tanna. You have a way with words for sure. My son lives far away too so I know exactly how you yearn to see them. I am grateful for Skype and cell phones and now we are in the same time zone. For three years when they lived in Nevada they were on a different time.

Your pictures are beautiful. You should print this out and frame it. It will be cherished. I am feeling the tears well up. This was so touching.

Judy S. said...

Beautiful post, Tanna, straight from a loving Grandma's heart!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So sweet and wonderful pictures.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

So sweet and I love the photos. It is so hard for us and our grandchildren that we are far away from them. Wish I was seeing mine in 2 1/2 weeks. xo Laura

Trudy said...

What a blessing, how wonderful, Grandchildren truly make this world of ours a better place.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

This is so sweet! It brought a tear to my eye. It's easy to see the love you have for your grands and vice versa. You are blessed to have them and they are blessed to have you!

Kathy Fettkether said...

I understand your missing the boys so much and am glad you live so close to your grandaughter and, I assume, get to see her very often.

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna,

This is so very precious and the Dear Lord is smiling bright on you and yours to grace you all with a pure love and heartfelt love.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Beautiful, thank you for the tears! One of my pastors used to say that there was no "generation gap" with grandparents and grandchildren. I look forward to that!

Amanda said...

now I'm having melt downs... *sigh* two more weeks. two more weeks. two more weeks...

i've printed this and tucked it away for alex to have all the days of his life. he is amazingly blessed to have his noni's heart the way he does. ;-)

we all love you to the moon and back - bigger than the sky. the countdown is on. xoxo

Mereknits said...

Okay now I am crying, lucky Alex to have you and lucky you to have him. This post is perfect , every word, feeling and the pictures it is all perfect.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Jan said...

What great photos. I'm a 'traveling grandmother', making as many trips as possible each year to visit kids and grandkids. Of all the things I worried about when my kids were growing up, being so far away wasn't one of them.

Donna said...

My heart is warmed. So much love. Be brave….2 1/2 weeks will go really quickly. We are still having winter around here…is Amanda?

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Beautiful...and the photos are just great! No we don't understand His ways, but they are far above ours and for His glory.
Enjoy your next trip..this is precious.

Vicki Boster said...

Such a beautiful post-- I love the photos--- grandbabies are do very special. My heart is full of love for our babes--
Vicki

steph said...

Love the photo. Love the letter. Hugs all around!!! And in a week I'll be seeing my five grands that live too far away, too. Can't wait for all those baby kisses!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Ya'll sure are lucky to have such a connection, such love. Not all families can say that. I know you are counting down the days. :) Hugs and blessings, Tammy

Rose said...

So precious and wonderful. God bless all of you!

Our photos said...

Wonderful pictures!

Tricia Buice said...

Tears are running down my face. You are so blessed Tanna. Your family is completely amazing. Can't wait to hear about your trip!

Lady Cordelia said...

beautiful photos, my dear.
Seems we run in the same circles 0 I found you by way of Pumpkin Sunrise- but I've never been by this way before.
Nice to meet you.
XO
C

Pondside said...

Today I spoke with my oldest grandson - 6 years old. He told me that he was going to be allowed to stay up later to read to his daddy and that he would read to me when I visit. Christmas certainly seems a long time ago, and Easter seems years away. Grandmothers aren't meant to live so far from their little ones. I certainly felt for you as I read your post!

Nancy's Notes said...

Tanna, what a post! I'm in tears now too! What beautiful love letters, be still my heart. I can't wait for the time to pass quickly for them!

Pammy Sue said...

So sweet! I'd give anything for a picture and relationship like that with my granddaughters, but it is not to be. Thank the lord for him!

Pride In Photos said...

Tanna, I am crying as I write this response to you on this most beautiful post you have EVER written my friend! How are lives are SO parallel is just amazing...it is leaving me with my mouth just wide open right now!! These images of you and your grandson...they need to be printed on a canvas as a set in your new home my friend. I am so excited for the both of us...praying and praying it goes right this time for both of our families.

Tammy said...

Tana you have a way to conveying your feelings so beautifully...so heartfelt and poetic in a sense. I have rarely been brought to tears when visiting other blogs, but this post filled my heart with such warmth and emotion.

You are so beautiful and your grandson is so precious. Blessings to you both. I just love these photos. Thank you for sharing with us.

Toodles,
Tammy<3

Elizabeth Dianne said...

Tanna, I want to thank you for entering the giveaway and your sweet congratulatory note to the winners. I feel like the blessing is mine since I found your beautiful blog.

Debra Howard said...

Oh! My heart is melting! What a beautiful and sweet heart hurting post.
Debbie

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Oh the relationship!! The precious relationship you have with your grands....it will make them wonderful people having had your loved poured into them SO!

Jen Kershner said...

Oh my. That made me at once teary and excited to have grandchildren one day. What a beautiful gift that letter was.

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