Thursday, March 29, 2018

Counting the May Days till we see Gabby Gonzalez


This letter is from Grandma - We've been talking about you and thinking about you and crying about you so much, I thought I just needed to let you know what was going on, and why. 

You are a pretty big girl now, and as I imagine you, smart and sure of yourself - as you were when you were little. So you will understand that a lot has happened since you left my house and went to live with your dad.

The last time I saw you was at Easter in 2015. Remember we stayed in a hotel? You were sad, and told me that Daddy had said Mommy was dead. But I told you she wasn't. We had a party with an Easter Basket and we went to Build A Bear! I still have everything you bought :) It's a really big big box! Remember we were at the mall and surprise, Mommy was there too. You both were so happy that day. 

Later that day after you and I met Daddy, I know he asked you questions. I'm sorry you had to go through all that. After that day, we were not allowed to talk to you or see you. Uncle John travelled to your house a few months later. Grandma was sick and could not travel. When John arrived Daddy made him leave. He said that he would have Uncle John arrested. We were all so sad because we could hear you crying for us in the house. Even now, writing this, I am so sad, Gabby. I never wanted you to go through anything like this.  I am so sorry.

After that I made this blog for you to read someday and get in touch with your Mom and me and Uncle John. 

I want you to know Gabby that you have not been forgotten. Not at all. Things are changing, and will get better, I promise you. In fact, they are better already - but no one knows. :) See? Now we have a secret. Love, You To the Moon and Back. 


Monday, August 21, 2017

News for Gabriella!

Hi Gabby, -

Mommy's Phone Number: 808-214-8582
Grandma's Phone Number: 619-403-9027
Uncle John's Phone Number 206-422-5239

Thought I would write you a letter from Grandma, as we have not been able to speak to you for almost 3 years now. I'm sad about that, but I am happy you are becoming a big girl and can read and use the Internet now. I am just waiting for the day when you can find us.

While you have started school, your mother has come to live with me on Maui.

Maui is an Island in Hawaii that is very beautiful, and I know you will like it because it has the most beautiful beaches anywhere. I remember in Mexico when we used to have to hold you back to keep you from running into the waves. I was afraid of the rough water! Here you don't have to worry about the water being rough, it is warm, and smooth in the morning; perfect for little girls to swim in.

Here's some pictures!
Grandma and our Guinea Pig Coco

Mommy and Grandma at the Beach

Our Garden Frog
Coco's baby! Her name is Katie and your Mommy named her
Coco right before she had her babies

Uncle John - we call him Madman Snow now :) and he's getting his PhD in Physics...I'll tell you more about that later

This is me missing you...hope I can see you soon
Coco is waiting to see you!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy Sixth Birthday Gabriella Knowles Gonzales 1-11-2017

Happy Birthday Gabriella - I'm not sure where your mommy got these pictures, but she did. She misses you so much. In fact she refuses to leave Washington State until she does. Everyday we think of you, and try to understand why your father will not let you talk to your mother's family. Your mother sends you much love, and misses you so much. She cannot get on with her life until she can again be a part of her daughter's life. We tried to send your presents, but your father refuses our phone calls and our texts. Please call  or text your Grandma 619-403-9027  or Uncle John 206-422-5239

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Gabriella's Extended Family & How to Get in Contact with Us

Get in contact with your family Gabriella Knowles Gonzalez

Leave a comment on this blog - We'll get back to you. Leave a place to contact you. Find Grandma at:

  • Facebook: (Dana M. Knowles); 
  • WhatsApp and Phone: 6194039027
  • Uncle John: 206-422-5239

Uncle John

Grandma and Gabriella 2012
Auntie Maryam, Gabi and Grandma Dana Knowles
Grandpa Samier Salman Mahdie

Mom - Sally Knowles, with Gabriella 2011

Grandma on her way to a party :)

The Best Ever Grand Daughter in the Whole World


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Gabriella Knowles

Gabi with Mom and Grandma at 10 months in Redmond
Gabi at 10 months, Redmond, Washington
This is a difficult task I have set myself. Frankly, as I write, I am wiping the tears from my eyes. There is no worse pain than a broken family and the loss of one held dear.

But rather than focus on the pain of the last year and half since Gabi was removed from her Grandparent's home to her father's in Washington - I will focus on telling stories of Gabi...and sharing the hundreds of pictures of her, meta tagged and hopefully shared until some day she finds us.

So, let me introduce you to our Gabi, who truly was and I pray remains a Bundle of Joy...