Dear grandparents,

We miss you.

We’ve been advised to stay home for a bit to help keep you safe.

Of course, you tell us you’re not afraid.

But you want to keep us safe, too. And that’s what makes you grandparents. Parents who are still more concerned about your kids’ wellbeing than your own.

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And even though we’re apart, we know you you’re thinking of us and praying for us and counting down the days until those next big bear hugs.

We are, too.

Because time with you has always been precious.

And we’ve watched how, with each visit, you’ve added some extra love and sugar to your legacy.

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So, please know that no distance can take anything away from the treasures you are.

And your understanding and support continue to steady us in a season that feels so shaky.

Thank you for reassuring us.

Thank you for not pressuring us.

Thank you for taking care of yourselves, too.

We’ll keep checking in.

We’ll keep sending those photos and videos of your grands your way.

Keep checking on us, too.

You know you’ve got such a big part of our hearts.

We are all missing you.

Jaclyn Warren

Stay-at-home mommy of four on mission to encourage parents to savor the meaningful in the midst of the messy. Take your 15 minutes; it’s your turn for timeout. You can find her at or on Facebook at