My Wednesday Letters

29 Feb

When I was little, I remember watching the mailman walk from house to house hand delivering the mail (pretty sure he hit his recommended 10,000 daily steps). When I saw him coming down the street I would sit myself right behind the front door and wait for the mail to drop through the door slot.

Except our door looked nothing like this.

Email, texting, Facebook, and Twitter make it possible for us to communicate within minutes, even seconds. And although I love receiving messages from my friends through each of those …there still is something special about opening my mailbox and being greeted by a hand-addressed letter with my name on it.

Almost weekly, I tell myself that this week I am going to write to my two grandmothers. One just turned 101, and the other will be 95 (I think) next month. I never end up doing it because I think of all that I should include in the letter,  how long it will take to write it, and how I need to print up pictures to send as well. So I keep putting it off. Anyone else do this?

Well last night I decided that today, Wednesday, I am going to write them. Nothing lengthy, but just a note to say Hello, Thinking of you, and I love you.

When I woke up this morning,  this book came to mind.

I read it years ago.

It was a sweet story about a husband writing a letter to his wife every Wednesday no matter where he was.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if my husband did that too? Aw, that’s OK, sweetie, I know you’re way too busy. {And plus, you don’t even read this blog.}

Anyway, this book has nothing to do with writing letters to my grandmas, except that it’s called The Wednesday Letters, and it just so happens that I will be writing letters this Wednesday (today) as well.  Enough about that. But you should read it. I think you’ll like it.

So, I am going to stop writing on here and going to write to my g-mas.

Hoping to send a little love their way.

Won’t you join me & write someone you love today?

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11 Responses to “My Wednesday Letters”

  1. Judy February 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    On my birthday in November I decided to write a letter a day for a full year. Most days I average 3, and I didn’t start with the easy ones. I got out an old address book and started at the letter “A” and have realized how much my life has changed since the ’70 when
    I got the book.
    It’s fun, random, but sometimes poignant. A friend I tried to call over Christmas was never home. I assumed he had gone on another cruise, but Googled him to see if he had moved.The newspaper said he died of cancer December 11.
    Make sure you tell people how much you love them<3

    • amberomega February 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

      wow, a letter every day? i think I will barely be able to write one once a week. But i love that idea! And you’re right, we need to tell the peeps in our lives how much we love them.

      And Judy, I love you and am so blessed to have met you and call you my friend 🙂

  2. cre8tivgrl March 1, 2012 at 4:22 am #

    Oh dear Amber, we ARE so alike…no but interestingly enough…I am (still) cleaning thru my art room and came across – get this – a bag of cassette tapes?! and a plastic bin FILLED with letters from the years passed…..they were so hilarious to read….for example the one from my cousin jennifer (she was a few yrs behind me, so still in HS, I in College) and she must’ve mailed me a letter that she had written in 1st hr, 4th hr and so on…kept having to “go and i’ll be back after 3rd hr” it was so funny, I can hear her saying those things as I read them! I was going to go thru that box and throw them away, but I couldn’t bear to part with them…it was so awesome to read all these years later and I only made it thru about 10 of 100-/+! I also found one from my grandma who is now passed as well as people I was friends with and obviously corresponded with, that I don’t even remember WHO they are! LOL! WRITE, you may find them one day again and be able to read them…it’s so fun!

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