Sunday, July 31, 2011


Late in the summer,
the heat is unbearable.
Just like missing you.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Road Trip!

Sweet Alice,
Well you made one heck of a road trip this week (10 hours)! All reports suggest you did just great. I hope you have fun with your mother's family.
I would much rather you be here but how selfish of me to want to limit your life.
Alice sometimes when we love something or someone so much we try to control that something or someone. Well that would not be real love. Real love is doing all you can to enable another to become all they were meant to be.
So forgive grampa we his love for you is all about what he needs and not about what you need.
I'll probably make that mistake on occasions but do feel free to remind me of what I said to you right here in this moment.

Friday Haiku For You

Loving you Alice
is letting you be Alice.
Wonderful indeed!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Simple Truth Telling

Dear Sweet Alice

So grampa has missed writing to you these last two weeks. I would like to tell you that I have a good excuse for that but I don’t. I would like to say I have a good reason for that but I don’t.
No excuses and no good reasons. I just didn’t do it.
Now if I had a “reason” for not writing, I would explain that reason to you.
I guess I could make up an excuse but making excuses for our behaviors can complicate life.
It’s best to just be responsible and
a lot less complicated to simply tell the truth.
So there!
I have told the truth.
So this is a little lesson about truth telling!
I feel so good about just being honest with  you.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Leaving and Letting Go

That's you holding grampa's finger.
Grampa got to hold you a lot this weekend and talk with you and be just stupid.
Grampa got to know you even better this weekend Sweet Alice.
Grampa wishes you were holding his finger like that right now
But you had to go back home, so we had to let go.
But even though I am a little sad I am also happy because I know you had a good time while you were here.

Just look how happy you were your first time at Lala's and Grampa's

 I Love you Alice!
Thanks for visiting grampa!





Saturday, July 9, 2011

Love Framed

Dear Sweet Alice,
(By the way, you have made your first trip to Grampa's house)
I was sitting in my chair yesterday afternoon and looked up and saw this beautiful scene of you and your mother.

"Snap!"...I was able to frame that moment.
I get teary eyed now just looking at it.

Alice I was granted the grace of "seeing love" right before my eyes.

As you go through life Alice, you will hear this word "love" in many contexts.
It can be a confusing thing to try and figure out just what "love" is but maybe in those confusing times you can refer back to this simple moment in time and see "Love Framed", so you know just what it is.

Trusting and Caring...for sure these two words point to what love is in some way...

And so there you are trusting and there is your mother caring...

Love Framed Alice!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy First Month Alice

Sweet Alice

Just think, in fifteen years and eleven months you will be able to drive the car!
But we don't want to think about that right now.

Right now you just sleep well, eat well and be well.

Three little simple things to do.

And it is the simple things that can nurture our lives Alice.

Just like one candle on a cake, just like one rose in a vase.

It' s like Grampa's pajama pants, white T-shirt and flip flops.

Simple is easy

Simple is beautiful, Just like the song I gave you on Sunday

Simple is comfortable

It is a Gift to be simple

And here is another simple offering of the song.
Maybe Grampa will make this a traditon (we will talk about tradition later) for  your birthday...Simple Gifts...just don't let me forget...

Happy One Month Alice!