Friday, December 29, 2017

Day 11, 12 & 13

Day 11
I wasn’t expecting anything at all since it was the day before Christmas Eve… and what do you know, three letters!  In this group was #14 and #27!  Whooo-hooo.

 Day 12
The day after Christmas my post office box sat empty… and that was perfectly okay with me because I’m still overwhelmed with how many letters I’ve received.

Day 13
Brought two letters. One from a regular pen-pal, which I always treasure. The other one was a mystery. It had a return address, but the handwriting was unreadable… somewhere in the city as I could read the zip code 63107. When I opened the card, it had a picture of mallards on the front and I admired the pretty colors. My eyes landed on the word SURPRISE and boy was it! The handwritten note was from my husband! You have to understand he is NOT a letter writer. In the 23 years we’ve been together, I might be able to count on one hand the number of letters from him. I, on the other hand, could fill a car trunk with the letters I’ve written to him. Turns out, he filled in the black and white card with color and it’s just beautiful. He told me the address that he wrote was where he grew up. I didn’t recognize his handwriting on the envelope because 1) he doesn’t write much and 2) he disguised it—and did a good job at that.

Do you have someone in your life you’d like to reconnect with? Sit down and hand write a letter. Don’t use the computer or send an email or anything electronic (although if this is the only way you’ll connect, then go for it). There is something about the very act of heart to hand to paper. Yes, just write what’s in your heart—and you’ll touch the heart of those in receipt.

My heart has been touched a bazillion times! Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Lynn--You deserve an unending river of mail. And the story about Norm sending you mail--sooo sweet.


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