Thursday, September 25, 2008

Writer's Workshop

Today's prompt is to write a letter to someone who you miss. Well, this one hit home. I decided that since the 7th Anniversary of my Papa's passing is coming up that I would write a letter to him. I was his first grandchild, so we always had a special bond.

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I must say that time has passed so quickly. That always happens with time, it comes and goes before you know you ever had it. When you got sick time flew by before it was time for you to go home. It was a sad time for me and took me quite a while before I could talk about you with out a tear.

I do miss going to your and Nana's house and you sitting in your chair watching the Discovery Channel chewing your snuff. The smell of that stuff still reminds me of you.

On October 18th it will have been 7 years since you left us. I know you are in a much better place, so just in case you have been too busy in Heaven, I just wanted to let you know what I have been up too!

I am married now, my husbands name is Curtis. He is wonderful. Amazing. He loves me so much. We have a son, his name is Curtis Mason, we call him Mason. He has fiery red hair and he is just a pistol. I often think of how proud you would be of me and how much love you would have for Mason. It is funny because Mason was actually due to be born on the day you passed away. I think in some weird way that did not happen just because Mason needed his own day, a happy day just for him to come and meet us all. So, he came on the 4th and what a happy day it was.

Although you are in Heaven, we still think about you and talk about you. Mason has a book that is called, "Little Loon and Papa." It is about a baby bird and his Papa. So when he tells me he wants to read his "Papa" it always makes me think of you.

I miss you a lot and I know I will see you again some day.

Much Love and BIG Hugs,



  1. What a beatiful letter to your papa. I wrote a letter today too. I hate that even though I believe I'll see my mom again like you believe you'll see your grandpa that it doesn't make the "miss" go away.

    The pizza looks really excellent.

    Where's that email? :)

  2. Oh, what a sweet letter to your Papa. I am sorry that the pain of missing someone never really goes away.. May his memory always bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart..

  3. Ok, so because I'm your friend, I'll be honest...I couldn't read all of this letter. I just hate to feel like you may be missing or hurting in some way - which I know is only normal with those we miss. BUT, I hope this writing project was good for you and I applaud you doing it.


  4. That is so lovely and sweet. I really miss my grandparents. I had such a bond with them, and I so wish they could have met my wee ones. And seen me get married. And I wish I could have done so much more for them. But at least we have our memories.

  5. My daughter was born the day before my Grandpa's funeral. We all went and it felt amazing to have my less than 24 hour old baby at a funeral. It was healing for everyone.

    Your letter is beautiful and your Grandpa sounds like someone we all would have liked to have known.

  6. Leslee, even though I didn't know your papa I shed a few tears readingthtis letter. It was so sweet and heart felt. I miss seeing you at the bank. Have you and Curtis ever considered moving here to the ATL? I know you mentioned it once... Have a great weekend.

  7. I'm bored, you need to update! Haha!


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