The secret of your own heart you can never know;
but you can know Him who knows its secret.
-George MacDonald

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Love Letters


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.

11 comments:

michelle ward said...

Carolanne - love that you shared the love letters from your parents. What a dear thing to have from their young romance. LOVE your pages! It's even more special knowing what you must have been thinking about when making these. Thanks for sharing with the team!

Jackie Wood said...

A beautiful story about your Mom and Dad, what a wonderful treasure.
I agree, there is nothing like getting a letter in the mail, such a great feeling to know someone was thinking of you.
Love the images that you used on your pages!

Lorraine said...

great colours love the story behind it

cathsheard said...

How incredible to have that story of your Mum and Dad's young love. Such richness.

Shonna said...

What an endearing story! I love the journal pages as well; great work!

Imelda said...

I like the story what a treasure. And getting real mail is always a good thing except bills

Janet said...

I enjoyed reading about your parents love story. Your dad sounds very romantic. And I love your pages.

goudenregen said...

What a great story and fantastic you have those letters.You made very inspiring pages with them, beautiful colors!

Marilyn said...

I'm loving what you did with this spread - I'm wild about pink!

Susan Sager Brown said...

Lovely pages! I think you should scan your Dad's envelopes and add them to a journal page! What a loving household you grew up in! xoSusan

mariasangel said...

very nice twist to add love letters to your love letters!