I have created this site so that my son, Kieran Edward Bignell, will be able to easily find me, his father, Rob Bignell, and so that he will know that I love him, that I always have, and that I always will. Against our wishes, we have been torn from one another's lives and kept apart, separated by distance and time. But one day, Kieran will seek me. Kieran - I am here for you. Come to me.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
My email sent to you on Dec. 15, 2012
Sledding in the Angeles National Forest,
Here is the email I sent to you on Dec. 15, 2012, just in
case you do not receive it:
How are you doing? I’m doing well though I miss you quite a
lot and every day. I am very concerned, though, that I haven’t received an
email responding to any of my three previous emails. Please confirm that you
received this one with a response and have your mother send the previous emails
as they have not arrived.
I am very excited because I get to see you next Friday on
Dec. 21! We should have lots of fun playing games and playing with toys as well
as reading a book or two, and just plain catching up on all that you’ve been
doing. I’ll also be bringing lots of Christmas presents from me, Grandma and
Grandpa, your Uncle Chris and Susie, and one or two that Santa left at my house
Have you enjoyed all the new snowfall? It’s great for
building snowmen and snow forts. When I was a little boy, we’d go sledding
during winter. My school had a big hill behind it that we could take sleds up
and slide down. I bet you remember the times we drove up into the mountains and
went sledding together – my schoolmates and I used sleds just like the one we
What do you plan to do for Christmas vacation? While getting
an extra day or two off of school was fun, I always missed my friends when I
wasn’t in class and so wished for vacation to end! What do your friends plan to
do during vacation?
Are you having a big Christmas party at school? I always
liked the Christmas parties when I went to school because we exchanged presents,
and everyone brought in fun foods that their mother’s or father’s made. It was
neat to taste cookies and bars and other sweets other kids’ parents baked!
Have you read any good books lately? I bet you have, knowing
how much you like to read and have stories read to you. This past week I read
“Reindeer Christmas” by Mark Kimball Moulton. In the book, two young children
and their grandmother find a hungry and lost baby deer in the woods. So they
take in the fawn, feeding and nursing it back to health. Except when the deer
grows up, they find it’s not exactly a deer! Can you guess what the baby deer
grew up to be?
That is all for now. I love you and miss you very much and
can’t wait to see you on Friday – and to get those missing emails!