Dear LK and LK,
You are two of the strongest, bravest, most amazing human beings. Ever. And as if we didn’t all know that already, you’ve both showed us yet again what it means to be an LK. I’m so, so proud of you. And I’m so profoundly grateful for your safety.
As you tackle the challenges ahead I hope you both remember the following…
1. This is temporary. It may be a really long temporary, but it is temporary nonetheless.
2. Your friends and (extended) family want to help. And that desire won’t disappear in a few weeks, or a few months. We’re in this with you for the long haul.
3. Be vocal. Tell us what you need. Anything. Just tell us. (And that includes telling us what you need in the way of emotional support)
I’m taking my cues from Mrs. LK, who by the way REALLY IS Super Woman. Mrs. LK is looking to the future right now. So from this point forward I promise not to do any more “Oh my Gd”s or “I’m so sorry”s… Unless of course you need those again. Instead, when we do our daily catch up, Mrs. LK, I promise to tell you about everyday and funny things… for example, I stood next to a man this evening with spray on hair. Yes, you read that right. Spray on hair.
I love you guys. It’s unusual that I can’t find the words for something… but I can’t find words to describe how grateful I am that all three of you are safe. And the next time I see you, we’ll toast (with mocktails) to the future.
With all our love,
S2 and family
* Now this next part is for Miss A. So please help her out and read this part to her…
Dear Miss A,
I know these last few days have been a little strange. After all, how often does everyone have a slumber party at Gramma’s house? But here’s the deal: You have the WORLD’S BEST Mommy and Daddy. There will probably be some more slumber parties to come before things settle down. Have fun with them. You have two really independent parents, so this probably won’t happen again.
I also have a super-duper-top-secret secret to tell you. Are you ready? Shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone! Remember our pillow fort? It’s magical! Really, it is! And when your house got dirty from the rain the pillow fort flew really fast all the way to my apartment to stay with me until your brand new big girl room is ready. CJ, Uncle B and I are taking good care of it for you. It looks a little different now. The colors and shapes on the pillows are different. But it’s the same magical pillow fort!
I love and miss you a ton! Take good care of Mom, Dad, T and M for me!
This was truly such a beauitul entry and it actually brought tears to my eyes. As stated, your family and friends are here for you guys and we will do anything and everything for you. Love you guys!
This is the most touching post I’ve ever read. You have the most beautiful friends and by that I mean they have beautiful hearts. I knew you had so many friends and family that loved you guys but this is the cream of the crop right here. Your Auntie S2 is so special and I am so happy that she is in your lives. With thoughts and sentiments like this how can you not be OK? She said it all. We should all from dear friends like this so let me say- “Way to go Auntie S2!” Not sure which friend this is but only you need to know. She is a treasure and I know you three will get through this because love moves mountains.
I could not agree more!!! LK Family you are resilient! You both are the smartest, level headed I people I know….you know the saying- G-d doesn’t give you more than you can handle- well, I Always hated that saying lol…but I truly feel like you both can handle this and will come out stronger! Try and look at this as a positive- you have officially de-cluttered your life with a lot of help from that skank Sandy! You will get a new kitchen earlier than expected lol AND you get to shop for new stuff! The best part is you will get to see how much your friends really love you and support you. Just like Auntie S2 said- we are here for you no matter what you need- I will try to read your mind and premeditate what you might need- but in case I don’t- please tell me and its yours! Love you guys!