To the grandparents who have waited months, even years, to get those hugs.
To those who were used to filling their days with human interaction, only to find themselves isolated at home.
To the moms and dads who would usually drop anything for their children, but couldn’t lend that helping hand in person.
To the grandparents who aren’t quite tech savvy, yet spent hours figuring out how to connect through Facetime and Zoom.
To the grandparents who live just down the street, yet only saw their family through waves at the window.
To the grandparents who spent months without playing Mahjong with friends and volunteering in their communities.
To those who may not be blood, but are like family to us.
And to the grandparents who gave advice to their own kids, helping us navigate a world of uncertainty.
We see you. And we sure have missed you.
As we watch that first embrace with your grandchildren, we’re cheering you on with full hearts and tears in our eyes.
You’ve waited a long time for this moment; months, even years, in the making.
To the grandparents who have patiently waited, thank you for all you’ve done for your loved ones, even if it meant helping out from a distance.