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Weekly Letter from my Mother is always a Special Blessing!

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.)
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    ...given me faith that things will eventually get better. I fear that you, yourself may not be well from a short comment on your page. I wish you a speedy recovery. You are a blessing to many. - love, Kristan
    978 days ago
    Dearest Maria, I stopped by your page this morning to say hello. Haven't been on in a bit and found this loving blog post of yours. It was so touching, it brought tears to my eyes. Things have not been well for me on several levels but you have just
    978 days ago
    Every time I come across an old letter from my Mother, it touches my heart. I read it and reminisce. The letters make me smile and provide some family history ... reminding me of what was going on in my life at the time.

    I love to hear how your Mother has kept records and can tell you how many letters she's written and the price of postage. She sounds wonderful!

    Thanks for sharing Maria!
    1891 days ago
    Oh wow I am sorry I am late reading this one. How precious is you Mom! My Mother also writes letters and has sent a couple to my son in bootcamp since he left 7 weeks ago, she is 81.

    THANK YOU for sharing this, what an example of "grace" in action she is to everyone she writes to.

    (p.s. My Mom would count the cost of postage too, their generation had to count pennies).

    1943 days ago
    Oh, hang on to those letters. The day will come that you will treasure them. And they will be much more special than an email!
    1943 days ago
    emoticon I love to write regular letters and send them in the mail too! I have an aunt in Ohio who is 80 who writes me to this day and I love to write her back! I still am old fashioned and love to use the pen and pencil & paper more than the computer. But, of course can't give up sparking! So that helps me keep up with my typing skills! Looks like your memory jar is going to get full fast!!! emoticon
    Thanks for commenting on my blog...I am getting better one day at time!! Just grateful I don't have the bad flu that is going around! Have a great weekend my friend!
    You are the emoticon emoticon
    1957 days ago
    There is something so special about a hand-written letter. You and your daughter are so lucky to have that bounty of treasures. Thanks for the reminder to appreciate those little things of great importance.

    Though I have to say, every time I read/hear anything like this, I feel the need to work on my penmanship! (For the record, my writing is atrocious!)
    1959 days ago
    Hi again, my friend. I read this blog first and then went to read about your memory jar... that's why I mentioned your mom there....

    I think it's so beautiful that she writes so often - I've been a terrible letter writer all my life - that is, I never write! I do a little better with email, but not all that much. LOL!!!

    1959 days ago
    My Aunt writes letters too...even to us over here! I think that is such a wonderful thing that your Mother takes the time and care involved in writing like that. You must treasure each letter! Your daughter too!
    1960 days ago
    What a blessing indeed, Maria! All I can say is, enjoy your Mother while you have her. That's a blessing that can never be replaced. My precious Mama has been gone almost 20 years now. It's not like I want a pity party, I just miss her so much that I always feel so inclined to make sure everyone else appreciates theirs and I know you do.

    1961 days ago
    That is so emoticon

    My hubby's dear grandmother, whom we both adored, wrote to us every week (Sun morning before church) for the 10 yrs we lived out of state.
    If she was traveling she would send a postcard instead.
    We still have a shoebox with those letters.
    1961 days ago
    Your mother is such a blessing, & you are so fortunate to still have her in your life, Maria! EnJOY this special time w/her & cherish these memories!
    1961 days ago
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    What priceless treasures. Hang on to them.
    1961 days ago
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