My grandson is turning 1 soon and instead of gifts, his parents have requested that family and friends write a letter that he will read when he reaches his 18th birthday.
I began writing my letter wondering just what I would say. I thought it might be difficult to write but as I began speaking to my grandson 17 years from now, the words just poured out. It was much easier than I had imagined it would be. The letter is still in draft form but looking at it today, there isn’t anything that I can see to change which is odd for me as I typically find many different ways to say what I’m thinking, and I tend to make frequent changes to my blog posts….but not with this letter. I wondered, why did this letter flow so easily and was so easy to complete? My response was more of a feeling – I love this child so much! I don’t think it would have been easy to write a letter like this to someone I didn’t have such a strong emotion for.
I hope to live to see his face when he reads my letter. I’m excited to learn what everyone else has written, too. He’s a well-loved baby.
Oh, and of course I’m getting him a gift too. After all, I AM his Grammy.