You are your parents, ancestors, and God’s perfect creation
You are many, many, many generations in the making.
You will live a grand life full of all the childhood wonderment that lies in your eyes
All of my greatest hopes and dreams beat to the beat of your heart
You can light a thousand sunsets with the brightness in your eyes
You alone hold my heart’s content in your tiny hands
I look at you and see all that is good in this ugly world
I see the key to happiness embedded in your melanin
Your sweet laughter drowns out all the unpleasant noise of life
Your tiny warm embraces wash away anything unworthy in me
I have loved all my life but never knew a love like this
You have brought me more joy and hope in your four years than I have known in my almost 50.
You are my lifeline, you are my willpower, you are my heart, and you are my lineage.
One day you will read this and you will know just how big love can be
You will know what each word means and how they come together to describe the beauty that is you You will know in that moment there is no greater love for me than you
For now, know that my heart leaps at just knowing you love me today as big as your little heart can. For now, I relish hearing you call me Grandma. Each time I can’t help but to thank God that Mommy and Daddy’s Bug, GiGis CoCo, Gma’s Jellybean, my Beauty, Avianna Faith, YOU are ours…
Love endlessly, Grandma