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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Kaitlynn's Letter to her PawPaw

Dear PawPaw,
I am going to miss you so much. I am so used to seeing you everyday. You were such a devoted grandfather. You would do anything for me. You celebrated with mommy and daddy when they found out I was a girl. You helped mommy and daddy finish the basement so I would have a place to play. You helped daddy put the crib together before I was born (even though I have never slept in it). You were there for my birth. You helped mommy and daddy home from the hospital with me. You rocked me to sleep. You were with me the first time I went out to eat. You came to my mommy’s and my rescue the first time I had the flu. You have taken me on walks. You sang to me. You played with me. You took me to IHOP to see my boys in red hats. You’ve babysat me. You went to Grant’s Farm and the Zoo with me. You went with me to the Pumpkin Patch. You spent my first Halloween with me. You were with me for my first Christmas. You were there when I took my first steps. You helped mommy and daddy prepare for my first birthday party. You went to Florida with us and saw me on the beach for the first time. You would meet me at McDonald’s to play in the play area. You’ve held me and watched me grow for the last 14 months. We have shared more in 14 months, than some people share their whole lives. Mommy and daddy will help me to always remember you and keep the memories alive.

These last few weeks have been tough because I have not seen you very much. The few times I have seen you, you were in a hospital bed. One day mommy and daddy will explain all of this to me. But one thing is for sure, I will always love you.

PawPaw, I wish you were still here. I liked taking your black hat off your head and throwing it or trying to eat it. I enjoyed teasing you. I would act like I was going to kiss you and then turn my head or I would reach my arms out for you and then turn away. If you were still here, I would reach my arms out for you and kiss you (no turning away). I will wait until the day you can hold me in your arms again.

Your little princess,

P.S. Mommy will take care of my ponytail for you.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Letter to my Dad

Dear Dad,
It doesn’t seem right to live in a world that you are no longer part of.

But we will go on living, being happy, and making memories because that is what you would have wanted us to do.

We will remember you every step of the way and wish you could be with us.

We know that one day we will be with you again.

We are reassured by the fact that you were such a good and faithful man.

We know that you are in a better place.

You are in Heaven with God and you are without pain.

We wish God would have given us more time with you,

But are forever thankful for the time we were given.

Your daughter Amy