Wednesday, December 31, 2014

April 4 and September 18

The dates April 4 and September 18 of 2014 are very special ones in my heart. 

On April 4th Hazel Nina was 4 months minus 1 day, which is the exact age her mother Margaret was when she arrived from South Korea. 


We gave her a book we used to read to her mother - a lovely, wordless book of comfort at the end of a day to mark this once in a lifetime occasion. The pictures show such love between the parents, and the love they have for their little girl. 





I wrote in it commemorating this special day. 
April 4, 2014
For Hazel Nina on the day you are 4 months minus 1 day old - the same age your mummy was when she came to us from South Korea on November 19, 1982. We love you so much - Grampy and Grammy. 

And on September 18th, Campbell Walker was 4 months and 12 days old, the same age his father Michael was when he arrived from South Korea on August 26, 1985.


We gave him a book that was mine when I was a girl, and that Michael adored when he was a little boy. It features a happy family of long ago who buy a new truck.





I wrote inside:
September 18, 2014
For Campbell Walker on the day you are 4 months and 12 days old - the same age your daddy was when he came to us from South Korea on August 26, 1985. We love you so much - Grampy and Grammy.  

22 comments:

  1. What lovely, loving gifts for your children and Grandchildren. Sweet.

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  2. Oh Nan, I love this, LOVE that you thought to do this!
    Happy New Year!!

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    1. Your words bring tears to my eyes. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  3. What precious gifts ~ babies and books. Such precious memories to share! Nothing beats being a grammy!

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  4. Oh, Nan, you have brought happy tears to my eyes with the circles within circles of your family's life and how you have so lovingly marked them. I hope that you will consider printing out this post and including them in your family's records, for it is so very beautiful.

    A very happy and healthy new year is wished for you and yours. Penny

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm hoping that google in its wisdom never deletes this blog. :<))
      Wishing you and yours all the best in this new year!

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  5. So very lovely, Nan. These books and sentiments will be treasured and become heirlooms, the stories in the book and these children's lives told over and over.

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    1. Thank you! I love what you wrote so much.

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  6. What comes out most here (for me) is thought and care. I know people who are careless with family and/or with cross-generational legacy, and it's painful… but this isn't the case here. This is lovely and full of care.

    Have a happy new year.

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    1. Makes me very sad to think of someone being 'careless' as you wrote. And I so love what you wrote to me. Thank you.

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  7. Very lovely Nan! I hope the books will be as special to the children when they grow up as they are to you as you give them! You have such a sweet family. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks so much! And the best new year to you!

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  8. This is wonderful, Nan, and very touching!
    I know it's already two days "old", but still: Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!

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  9. What a beautiful post, dear Nan! I love both inscriptions and know that those two littles of yours will grow up appreciating all the love and affection you and Tom have shown them. What a blessing to have both families so near and involved in your lives. (I hope and pray Google never decides to get rid of these blogs!!!)

    xoxo

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  10. Dear Nan, this post opened a flood of emotion. So beautiful!

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  11. Yep, I bawled reading this. So touching, and all the other commenters have touched on why. Books and babies - doesn't get any better!
    Keep loving those babes.

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  12. I love this so much. The books are wonderful treasures ... Forever keepers for each of your darling grand babies. I wonder if my granddaughter celebrates the boys' adoption day! I hope so, but I don't know for sure. ( how old I am, with my granddaughter having children who are older than you grand babies! )

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