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Lou asked for a Guest Post from Tisha, and what Lou wants, Lou gets. I found this letter recently while I was scrounging through Craig’s dresser, looking for money.


December, 2009

Dear Craig,

It’s 4:00 in the morning and Bubba is sound asleep. I have been awake for a while, just lying in bed. As I laid there, I began thinking of our family and all that we have gone through with Glennon’s diagnosis during the past ten days. Feelings of gratitude and appreciation filled my heart. I realized I wanted to come to the computer and write to you.

As you know very well, our little G-bird is a passionate person who uses all her energy to accomplish what she feels she must do. I know it takes a lot of energy to live with someone who lives passionately. I am so grateful that she is married to a man who supports and encourages her to follow her passions. She wanted so much to be Tishy’s preschool teacher and experience the magical world of preschool aged children. You helped her make that happen and it wasn’t easy. You converted your downstairs to a school which took away badly needed space. You supported her in financing the supplies and furniture necessary to create her “dream classroom.” You assumed care of the children when she needed to prepare lessons. G got her chance to live out this dream and you helped her make it happen.

You continue to support and encourage her with Momastery. I admire the journey you are taking as parents and as young adults trying to find the best road to travel. The fact that you are partners in this journey provides much of the substance of Momastery. Most importantly, though, it is your confidence that she does have special talents and your faith that she should be doing what she is doing that motivates her to spread her wings and fly. G has her chance to write and you helped make it happen.

For the support and encouragement of her spirit and for the faith you have in Glennon, I am truly grateful. Yet I am even more grateful for something else you do for her. Last Monday morning when Glennon was so very ill, you called me to ask how much further I had to go to get to your home. You sounded in charge and in control. When I hung up, I realized that despite the calm in your voice, you and I were both frightened but trying to remain composed. Of course I prayed for God to cleanse G’s body of anything that could hurt her, and I prayed for me to arrive safely and quickly to your home to take care of the children, but I also said a prayer of thanks that you were the one who was with her. You always do what is best for Glennon. I feel so grateful to have a son-in-law in whom I can always put my faith and trust. You always make decisions which will support her and protect her.

When your child becomes an adult, you no longer have the power to do what needs to be done to see that she is safe and protected. But to know that there is someone there taking over for you, who makes decisions carefully, thoughtfully, and unselfishly, because he loves her with his whole heart…that gives a parent peace. Thank you so much for my peace.

In one of Glennon’s blog entries about her recovery she wrote, “Craig is the only person who could have saved me.” I thank God for bringing you to her. And I thank you for loving her the way you do. I am Forever Grateful. Merry Christmas!

Love, Tisha


I love my mama. Deep breaths today, Monkees. Love, G



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  35 Responses to “Beauty Collection Day”

  1. Glennon, I think your father upstaged your Uncle Keith in this picture!! Look at that smile! And your mom is a hottie! They made beautiful children.

    Terri

  2. Thank you for sharing Tisha with us Glennon! And thank you Tisha for being willing to share your gift with us. Beautifully written and something I will not forget to do for my own children's spouses one day.

  3. On blog days like this, it becomes clear why i love me some momastery:) Mrs. Doyle and glennon thank you for sharing such a heartfelt note…simply beautiful!

  4. Wow, I want to grow up to be your mom.

  5. Thank you for trusting us with your mom. Moms are so very special and yours certainly loves you very much.

    Tricia

  6. Please sign me up, too, for the Tisha fan club. And look at Bubba in that pic. Doesn't he have that look-at-me-I-totally-scored look on his face?

    I also want to echo what Miss Molly said about starting our day on a positive note filled with love. Thank you for doing that on a regular basis, G. You are a gift.

  7. Thank you all for supporting my mommy. She just called and she is THRILLED with all of your comments.

  8. WOW! What a beautiful letter and a beautiful mama.

  9. OK, that Tisha is too stinking cute. I mean, really. It's clear that her inner beauty is shining right out of those smilin' eyes!

  10. DOYLE + MELTONS = Super Genes. Adrianne, all of us with daughters are in the running for Chase. One day, there's gonna be a throw down. Maybe we should go back the dowry system….I'm saving up now :) Hudson can't decided between Amma and Tish, but he's leaning towards Amma….Tish is sounding a bit too much like his older sister. Either way, he's looking forward to Glennon as his mother-in-law :)

    Tisha, you are amazing!!! And seeing as how I've met you in person a few times, I can attest to the fact that you are beyond beautiful!!!

    Abbey

  11. From Carin:

    Well, I tried to post this morning, but I guess it didn't save.

    Thank you, Tisha, for showing the heart of a mother as warm, endearing, and that letting go is never easy but you've shown how to do it with grace. I hope I can do the same when my daughter is older. We will be praying for the Doyles and the Meltons, always!

  12. Well, I tried to post this morning, but I guess it didn't save.

    Thank you, Tisha, for showing the heart of a mother as warm, endearing, and that letting go is never easy but you've shown how to do it with grace. I hope I can do the same when my daughter is older. We will be praying for the Doyles and the Meltons, always!

  13. Love you Tisha. Really, you are amazing.

  14. …goosebumps and tears….

  15. That's so sweet. Glennon, I love how loved you are.

  16. Love Tisha. A. LOT.

    Love All of Your Peoples!

  17. Glennon your mother is a beautiful woman on the inside and the outside! I really admire your family's ability to communicate with each other. Both your mother and father are excellent letter writers. What a blessed family!

    Showing appreciation is a gift. My beauty reflection "take away" this morning is….show more appreciation for the loved ones in my life. It makes life more beautiful!

  18. Glennon, how comforting and inspiring for you to have parents that can so freely and eloquently share their thoughts with you and with Craig. Truly a blessing and one that I hope I can emulate with my children.

  19. You Mom is beautiful inside and out.

  20. Wild Applause!!

    Tisha, You are a thing of beauty and so is your letter. Writing about other things of beauty. love love love lovely brave courageous!! Thanks, Tisha!

    Thanks, G!!!

  21. Wild Applause!!

    Tisha, You are a thing of beauty and so is your letter. Writing about other things of beauty. love love love lovely brave courageous. Thanks, Tisha!

    Thanks, G!!!

  22. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. It just doesn't get better than Tisha. She's the best, ten times out of ten.
    Sister

  24. Oh Glennon,
    You have been so very blessed! God has given you amazing people to surround yourself with. What a mighty God we serve! I love your whole family! Everyone of you is a unique gem and the world is a better place because God gifted you all to us! I hope you are healing quickly and completely! When do you leave NOVA for the Bay?
    XoXo Susie.

  25. **tears***. So sweet. So fortunate. Lovely picture!

    Terri

  26. Also – I know that Adrianne seems to think she has a lock on Chase, but I have TWO gorgeous 6 yr olds – twins Chase, just think of it. ;)

  27. Well its official G – you come from good genes. :) What a beautiful letter. It is written in such a warm and wonderful way and says so many amazing things but you know what touches me the most…she bothered to write it. In the midst of so many scary and busy things, Tisha took the time to affirm Craig and uplift him. I think that is truly awesome and inspiring. Thanks Tisha and Glennon for some great motivation today.

  28. I LOVE your momma. really. Thank you for starting my day on such a positive note and filled with so much love.

  29. So now, I love your mama too. Beautifully written letter.

  30. You too, Bubba, sorry.

  31. Also guys, how CUTE is TISHA? Look at that picture!!

  32. Beautiful letter – shows the heart of Tisha AND Craig. You are so blessed, G.

  33. Am I the only one with goosebumps?

  34. If things go as planned, Paige will marry Chase, and I will be writing a similar letter to him someday.

    Thanks for sharing, Tisha. We love your girl.

  35. DITTO

    Bubba

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