My dearest Ella,
You asked me once how I could give up my dream of being a professional ballerina. The truth is I found another dream I loved even more. You asked me if I ever regretted my decision. I never have. “Isn’t it a shame,” you said, “that you never became the dancer you wanted to become?” No, it was not a shame, Ella. What would have been a shame is not becoming your grandmother. Life deals us funny twists and turns and we aren’t always sure where we will end up. But this I know for certain, being a ballerina would never have compared in any way with being a mother and grandmother. And I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to be both.
Love you bunches and bunches, Grandma