Handwritten love letters are a rare art. But I absolutely love writing little notes to my kids and, when he was on this earth, to my honey. They were short and spontaneous little surprises. I loved writing these little notes and I love it even more to know that they've all actually kept them. I've found little stashes of my notes all over the house. I have always written notes and snuck them into their lunchboxes. It's nice to see the kids keep them throughout the year. And I've started getting little post-it note love letters from them as well.
Today, this popped up on my Facebook feed (deep breath). I loved seeing this this morning. It made me happy that I never forgot to tell him, even on a day that wasn't a "special" day, like an anniversary or birthday. What a great thing we have.......a more modern love letter that we can all write to each other instantly, when we feel the the passion. And then these little gems pop up on a memory wall at the best times too!! The timing of this one couldn't come on a better day.
When I'm feeling especially alone, trying to get ready for the busy week on my own, dealing with busy school activities, kids' friend drama of all kinds and all levels, practices, doctor's appointments, trying to get a workout for me, etc....knowing that "if he was a bird, I'm a bird" sure did make me smile. We were so in-sync with each other. It took work but we were like a two person Olympic synchronized swim team. It's not synchronized with only one person swimming. =)
Anyway, I'm thankful that I took the time to write notes to my sweetie. And in return he wrote notes to me. If you haven't made a point to surprise your honey lately with a note in his briefcase (do people still carry those) or slip it in between his lap top computer, or into his wallet, or into his lunch (if you make his lunch), or into his sock drawer.....where ever you can surprise him/her, WRITE YOUR HONEY A LOVE LETTER!!
Better yet, write a love letter on FB "just because" so that the world can witness your love for your partner. And, when the time comes, when you might be having a low moment with your partner, you can be reminded just how much you love them when it pops up on your memory feed!!! Make it unique and personal (keep it PG rated). Just do it.
I have many of JB's silly love notes to me too. He was never comfortable with PDA so when he wrote me a note, it had to be decoded. HA!! Either way, he wrote them to me all the time. I miss those love letters!!
I learned the habit of writing love letters from my parents and grandparents. I also remember being told that the Bible is God's love letter to us all! That has stuck with me since I was a little girl. I loved this!! So I made it an important part of my life.
I leave you with this:
DEAR DR. GRAHAM: I know I ought to read my Bible, but every time I try to read it, I just end up getting confused. I never was a very good student, and all those strange names and places in the Old Testament get me lost. Is the Bible really that important? What am I doing wrong? -- Mrs. L.Y.
DEAR MRS. L.Y.: I notice you are married; did you ever get a letter from your husband-to-be and decide you wouldn't bother reading it because his handwriting was poor, or you were too busy or for some other reason? I doubt it.
And yet that's what many of us do with the Bible. The Bible is God's "love letter" to us, telling us not only that He loves us, but showing us what He has done to demonstrate His love. It also tells us how we should live, because God knows what is best for us and He wants us to experience it. Never forget: The Bible is God's Word, given to us so we can know and follow Him. "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).