Sunday, August 5, 2012

A letter from Nana

I was rummaging through a box of my old writings and came upon this. I wrote it twenty-two years ago when my first grandchild was almost a year old. I am overcome with emotion and nostalgia. I  think I need to go sink my toes in the sand and add a tear or two to the salty ocean.  

To Nana's girl,

Kissed by the ocean breeze, the sun bids goodnight to the moon as sea foam tickles my toes, and my bare feet sink in the sand. How I wish you were here. I yearn to nuzzle your peach fuzz hair. I ache to cradle you in my arms. I need to whisper sweet nothings in your ear. My first grandbaby, I am consumed with love for you.

I imagine you padding across the wet sand beside me, traipsing across the beach, leaving fat little baby footprints as your squeals blend with those of the gulls. You will leave your footprints behind you as you travel through life. Sometimes it will seem like you're creeping, getting nowhere; other times life will seem to be a race.

Whether you are walking or running, remember to hold on to your dreams, firmly to your beliefs, and gently to God's hand. Trod confidently, but tromp lightly, because feelings hurt easily and the impressions you leave behind will not be washed away like footprints in the sand.

Love,
Nana

26 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

You should give a copy to her. sandie

Sioux said...

I agree with Chatty Crone. You should type it up and frame it.

It certainly moved me, Linda...

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Linda, you should give her a copy, framed, so the tears don't blur the words.

Val said...

Sweet. Yet salty.

Bookie said...

Beautiful with rich and honest emotion....

Susan said...

Awwwwwww, Linda. That's lovely. My eyes are filled with tears. You touched my heart. Susan

Thisisme. said...

Such a touching little letter, Linda. My eyes are tearful too! You really should have it framed for her. Then, one day, your granddaughter will be able to show it to her own little one. We are so blessed with our grandchildren, aren't we?! Gentle hugs.

Ruby Claire said...
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sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I did a couple like that for my first Granddaughter letters with the about 100 page album and all the bling,blings inside and ribbons flowing on the outside. Gave it to her last year at 19.

She loved it. Perfect age to have given it to her. She sat down and took her time to appreciate Grandma's Love for her. With a warm smile that appeared after to me. And a big hug. Thanks Grandma. Wow!
Later when she has Children then her children she can show and the beat goes on . From Generation to Generation. I have now done the other five Grandchildren the same.

She wants to be a school teacher and she is in second year this fall in University.

And I sat and read what I wrote her and I cried so I know what you mean. Straight from the heart.

Yes you have to frame it and give it to her what you wrote. She will love it.

Brought tears to my eyes also.
Very nice.

Your a G of nine. Get moving and your a teacher. Surprised your being so behind not to have done it sooner. You still have time. You have alot of God given talent as a writer under your belt. I would not hesitate with your expertise. Your Grandchildren will be so honoured. To have a letter each from you and framed.
Straight from the heart.

Bless you!

Karen Lange said...

Oh how sweet! I agree with Sandie; you should show her. :)

Have a great week,
Karen

Lynn said...

Oh my that was beautiful.

Tammy said...

Oh...lovely! I agree with everyone else. I can even see a picture of you on the beach in that picture frame.

K9friend said...

Very, very nice. I think you should hand write the piece and give it to Nana's girl.

Pat
Critter Alley

Debora said...

Just lovely. Be sure she gets a copy. It'll mean everything to her.

Beth M. Wood said...

Beautiful.

Susan Sundwall said...

You just expressed what is in every grandma's heart - and so beautifully. Thank you - from a sentimental Grandma like you.

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