If this story seems familiar, you have a good memory – the original post was 2 years ago; but significant editing was done to include a second granddaughter!
Pretty with 2 1/2 year old Ella and four month old Molly in April, 2022
Dear Ella and Molly,
Once upon a time your Nana visited a faraway place called Greece, and she loved that place very much. One night she was going out to eat the yummy Greek food with your Naynay and their friends because the yummy Greek food was one of Nana’s favorite attractions while she visited the faraway place.
On their walk to get the yummy Greek food, a little white dog appeared on the steps in front of your Nana. The little white dog was very dirty with curly fur that had not been combed for a long, long time.
Your Nana stopped to sit on a large stone next to the steps. And can you guess what she did next?
She petted the little white dog for a long time, gave it one of her best smiles and then followed the little dog home to make sure it wasn’t lost.
This story has a moral for you, Ella and Molly. Your Nana has always believed in rescuing both people and animals in distress. As you grow older, you will most assuredly see her strength and determination to make your world a better place in action. You are very lucky little girls. Imagine the love your Nana will give you, her special granddaughters, if she made a place in her heart for a little white dog in a faraway place.
Happy Birthday, Pretty – thank you for rescuing me twenty – two years ago – you’re simply the best. To paraphrase from the book of Proverbs, you are a noble woman who has children and grandchildren that will rise up, and call you blessed. Your wife does, too. I love you dearly and wish you every happiness this year. Celebrate yourself every day.