I love the Internet and email but there is no substitute for a handwritten letter. Many years ago when I went away to college there was no such thing as email and so my mother wrote me letters. We talked on the phone too, but those conversations are long forgotten. The letters I still have and still read 40 years later.
My mother died in 1990 at the age of 51 and so her letters are extra precious to me. They aren’t lengthy and are usually about mundane things like what they had for supper, what she was growing in her garden and incidents that happened at the school where she taught. I’m sure she thought they were boring but they weren’t. And I’m sure she had no idea that I would keep them, treasure them and re-read them time and time again.
Mom’s letters to me were one of the best things she left me. They are a written testimony of her love for me and a true gift that I value greatly.
I am blessed that I get to see my children and my grandchild on a regular basis but I still send them cards and write them letters. There is just something special about seeing a loved ones handwriting on paper. If you haven’t written a note or sent a card to someone you love lately, why not do it today?
Have a great weekend!