Thursday, February 11, 2010
What a fun appropriate challenge for the month of February by Michelle Ward.
I know a sweet little couple that fell in love at the beginning of the U.S. involvement in World War II. He was 20. She was 18. For three years they wrote love letters. I am fortunate to have some of these letters because that sweet little couple was my parents. My dad loved to write: S.W.A.K Sealed with a kiss. On this particular letter he wrote: S.W.A.K. I.L.Y.V.M. Sealed with a kiss. I love you very much. Love letters.
This letter has S.W.A.K. and then my dad put an X under that for THE KISS.
I love letters or cards or even postcards. There is something wonderful about receiving something in the mailbox as opposed to the email box. It means someone was thinking enough of me to spend time choosing the card, writing the card and mailing the card. It seems they had to think of something else other than their convenience. Plus you can carry a card or letter. Read it again...and again. Look at it. Hold it. And now all these years later, I can hold the words and feelings my parents had for each other in my hand.
I LOVE love letters.