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September 9, 2010
A couple weeks I told you about the Pen To Paper Challenge I accepted as part of the Pearista program. I had planned to post week 3 last week, but here I am, combining two weeks again.
First I want to tell you about the reactions I got from the first two letters I sent. The first went to Rebecca. She said she was happy to get the note card from me because it was something she wanted to open, and not just another bill. I’m so glad I was able to make her smile!
The second note I sent went to Colleen. Well, it was supposed to. You see, my friends, if you are going to mail someone a handwritten note, make sure you have their correct address. I had an old address of hers, so she didn’t get the note. I was hoping it would come back to me so I could still give it to her, but sadly it didn’t. I guess when you don’t mail out handwritten notes that often, you don’t necessarily have updated addresses for everyone. I won't make that mistake again.
My week 3 note went to my mom. She does so much for us, and I don’t often tell her how much we really appreciate her. In fact, when I pulled the kids out of daycare last week, she packed up and came over for the rest of the week to stay with the kids so Brian and I could go to work. She is always there for us when we need her, and I just wanted to tell her how truly grateful we are for everything she does for us. She is the best “Mama” a kid could ever ask for, too! She took Rylie back home with her over the weekend and they had so much fun together going to the movies, the zoo and the beach. She loves my kids more than anything and they are so lucky to have a grandparent like her! I wrote out her little note and gave it to her when we picked Rylie up. She enjoyed reading it on her way back home.
And last, but certainly not least, my week 4 note went to my best friend Melissa, another person I am so lucky to have in my life. She is the most giving, selfless person I have ever met. She always puts everyone above herself and she would do anything for her friends. She loves my kids like they are family, and I don’t think there has ever been a time when she has showed up without something for them. She made the two hour drive to the hospital on both of their birthdays, and I doubt she will ever miss a birthday party. I really wish we lived closer together, and I’m hoping now that the kids are getting easier to travel with that we will be able to get together more often!
I have to say that this challenge was somewhat difficult for me. I always feel silly or “cheesy” when I try to express my feelings, whether written or spoken. It felt good to let these people in my life know that I was thinking of them, though. And cheesy or not, I think they all liked getting their notes. Well, those who actually got them, that is. Sigh.