Thursday, October 31, 2013

You're Spooktacular

Dear Cadee,

Today is Halloween. I'm watching all the children in the school yard outside my window, and they are all dressed up like ghosts and goblins and monsters and princesses too. I am wondering what costume you're wearing today. Are you being scary? Or are you being pretty and magical? If that's the case, you don't need to dress up at all, because you're already both of those. What are your favorite treats? Do you go trick or treating to the neighbors? Or are there fun activities for you at your preschool? When your daddy was a little boy, he loved Grumpy taking him door to door, and he would come home with a pillow case filled with all sorts of goodies. As soon as Daddy went to bed, Grumpy would eat lots of those treats, but Daddy didn't notice, because there were always lots more.

Here's your Daddy taking you trick or treating on your very first Halloween - he ate your treats because you were too little to eat them yourself.

Love you forever,
Nan xx

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Who Are We?

Dear Cadee,

Today we received wonderful news from our lawyer. The court appointed child psychologist is going to recommend to the courts that we be allowed to visit you without supervision. You might be wondering who we are? Well, I am Nanou, (your other grandma). I was married to Grumpy (your other grandpa). And I am your daddy's mommy. Uncle Alex and Aunty Dez are your daddy's brother and sister. It is very sad that we have not been allowed to see you, but we cherish all of the brief moments we have been able to spend with you. In future letters, I will try to explain to you as best I can, why we cannot be a part of your life. It is difficult to understand, even for us. But just know, we love you very, very much.
here is a photo of our last visit together on August 11, 2013 - don't we all look happy? 
It is our hope, that one day, when you're old enough, you'll be able to find these letters when you search for your name, and know that we have not simply forgotten about you, and that we love you very much. We have been prevented from seeing you by your mommy, and have tried very hard through the court system to try and make this right for you. The courts have said we may see you, but your mommy has still not allowed this. Perhaps one day, your mommy will change her mind. Until then, I will write you letters to let you know I'm thinking of you.

Love you forever - 
Nan xx