Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Letter Writing

This week, January 8-10, is Universal Letter Writing. This is the perfect opportunity to begin new traditions and write to your friends and family! Let them know that you are thinking of them, you appreciate them and most importantly love them. I would love to share my story of how I use letter writing and why it is so important in my life.

About 6 years ago my mother-in-law went through chemotherapy. As a side effect to the chemo and medication, her short-term memory suffered terribly. Fast forward to last year, she lost her beloved husband of 56 years which progressed her memory loss even more. When my father-in-law passed away, she stayed with us for a couple of months before going out to Colorado to live with her son and his family....we had grown even closer than we already were. After a couple of calls to her in CO, I soon realized that she was not remembering previous calls I had made to her. That is when I decided to stop calling, and begin writing. I write to her, on average, every couple of weeks. I write about what we (my son, husband and I) are up to. I just want to touch base with her, but more importantly, I want her to know that she is always in our thoughts. She can take the letters and place them on her bedside table and she will be able to look at them daily and know that we love her and miss her. It just puts a smile on my face knowing that a piece of us will always be with her.

Perhaps there is an old school friend that you'd like to contact, or family far away that you would like to say "hi" to. Whatever the situation, it's so easy to pick up a pen and write your thoughts down. I LOVE getting cards in the mail....it makes me happy to know that somebody was thinking of me enough to write to me.

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For your reading enjoyment, here are what others have to say about letter writing:

http://grafikexpressions.blogspot.com/

http://winemakerssister.blogspot.com/

http://katydiddys.blogspot.com/

http://cesiadesign.blogspot.com/

http://aiekpapergoods.blogspot.com/

http://whimsy-girl.blogspot.com/

http://oswannydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/01/universal-letter-writing-week.html

http://winemakerssister.blogspot.com/

As for me, my most recent photo note card is this beautiful Iris and the Rose is just one of my all time favorites!








Happy writing everybody...I promise you, you will make somebody's day!!!

3 comments:

katydiddy said...

Beautiful post! I'll add your link to my blog!

Cesia said...

Touching story!! So sorry about your mom.

http://cesiadesign.blogspot.com/

- Cesia.

Brittani Ama said...

Great post, I love the photos by the way.