Tuesday, January 08, 2013
My mother loves to write letters the old fashioned way with pen and paper.
Each week, my 2 sisters & I and my daughter get a hand written letter from Mom. Mom turned 80 on November 30, 2012. She grew up in the era of 'penmanship.' Her hand writing is steady and very legible.
In this week's letter she informed me that she has written 239 letters to my daughter, since she went off to college on August 31, 2008. She promised my daughter that she would write to her each week while she was in college. Kate graduated last spring and is now working in Washington DC and Grandma is still writing a weekly letter. Grandma also informed me that she has spent $107.55 on postage writing to Kate. LOL! My husband said I should tell Grandma that email is "free!" My mom isn't into anything related to using a computer.
Anyway, she always writes her letters on cute little note papers. She always requests that we give her 'stationary' for her birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day, etc. Today's note came on a cute little card she got from my sister for Christmas, with a very nice verse that I would like to share today.
May God give you...
For every storm a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise
And a blessing in each trial,
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.
Have a wonderful week, Spark Friends!
P.S. I decided to put this week's note into my 2013 Memory Jar!
(See earlier blog for details on what that is.)