Dear My Baby Girl,
As I sit down to write this I have so much in my heart I want to say, it’s hard for me to find the right words. I still can’t believe it’s been a year.
I am blessed to know that she had the chance to hold your little body.
If only you could have known her longer than six weeks.
If only she could have witnessed you taking your first steps, uttering your first words and watching you smile in delight.
I wish she could hear your laughter and feel your breath.
I wish she could see the joy you bring to my life everyday. I wish she was here to talk to you, to hold you, to love you.
I wish you were able to really know one of the most amazing women that have ever entered my life.
I wish you could have experienced her love for jewelry, a good shoe, and a damn good drink. I wish you could have witnessed her dedication to her family and felt her unconditional love.
I wish you could have spent time with her at the Jersey Shore like I did every summer since I was a little girl. I wish you could have gone to the ocean with her. Fishing, crabbing, I could go on and on…
But as much as I can only dream that these wishes were true, I am comforted in knowing that she is in a better place because she has been reunited with the greatest love of her life.
She has waited 34 years to see your great-grandfather. I know she is so happy to be in the hands of her beloved husband.
She is finally at peace.
You see, your great-grandmother will always be one of the greatest loves of my life.
And I am so thankful that the very last picture I have of her on this Earth is of her holding you.
Now part of my job as your mommy will be making sure that you know her as best as I do through pictures, videos, and stories. Lots and lots of stories…and I believe in my heart she already knows you better, too.
We will keep her in our hearts little girl. Forever.
You have touched my life in so many ways. Your memory will live on… You have been an inspiration to me, one of the most amazing women that I ever encountered. I love you Nana, and I miss you more than you’ll ever know. Until we meet again…
WIFE, MOTHER, NANA