Monday, September 16, 2013

public love letters

blogtember for monday september 16th: Write a public love letter to someone in your life. (It doesn't necessarily need to be romantic.)

It's so hard for me to pick just one person. I love so many people. There are so many people whom I respect and am thankful for. I'll pick three lovelies, since three is one of my favorite numbers. 


Dear Mom,
You are brave. You did a grand job of raising me & alaska. I mean, I think we turned out pretty alright :) I love that you instilled in us good values, such as always striving to do good in school. Having us do chores as kids helped us to learn responsibility but also that a family and a home is a community effort. I love that we always had a pet or two or three. I sure miss Cosmo, our very first Boston Terrier. What a tyrant he was that first year! Do you remember gravel? Our turtle who we thought was a boy and really he was a girl! As kids we didn't care about germs, we let gravel crawl across our pillows all the time! I don't know if you knew that!? I think you are creative. One of my favorite memories of growing up was making homemade pizza and renting a video from Blockbuster or Video Update! I am sure we drove you crazy renting the same movies every time{the neverending story}! See, mom, you were so patient and loving, and especially all the times I was sick with my asthma. Gosh, i don't know how you handled that. To more current times, I always enjoy getting to spend time with you when we get together. I am so glad we can bond over Rubio's hehe. I also like helping you pick out shoes, because no matter what type of shoe it is, they look good on your feet. You are a great example to me of genuine love, strength and faith. You are a beautiful person inside & out. Believe it.
I love you so much,
your sweet pea

Dear Allie,
It's amazing to me God's timing. And you know how the story started and how we became friends. I am so thankful for your friendship and how we re-connected earlier this year. Your support means so much to me and SO glad that we have girl talk. It's plain fun. Just being able to talk with you via email, or text (2 a.m.) or occasional letter makes me smile.
We should definitely plan tea time! Do you like blueberry tea? I love your openness and your example to me to just keep looking & moving forward with faith. Thank you for letting me spill my guts, even those embarrassing guts, without judgement. I wish we were neighbors so that we could bake gluten-free things together.
blueberry muffin

Dear Joe,
I am sure you could use a pick me up now? Maybe? You live in the next state over, hundreds of miles away, but I think of you often. You are not that far from my mind. I don't know how you do it, your business, with the endless doctor's appointments and dealings with lawyers and paperwork. It sounds so cliche to say that you inspire me and to say that you are so strong, but really, i KNOW you are so strong, stronger than me. I am a baby when it comes to physical pain. Your sense of humor is awesome*hehe and your taste in movies and music is spot on. I like that we have the same likes in those genres and that we can relate to them...indie flicks and oldies and art. Oh your art! I know you pour your soul onto those canvases and paper. Each one is so full of life & emotion. I am glad you have that as a creative outlet. Your artistic abilities are surely a gift from God. I am glad you didn't give up. Give up on life. Give up on God. Give up on yourself. You being here, even though you're not here in Arizona, is a blessing and you are someone that I can always go to. You're a handsome fellow with a huge heart (hello, cat lover and animal rights defender!). I know there is some honest woman out there who will pair well with you. She will make your heart fuller and your life lighter.
Love you cuz,

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Anonymous said...

That was really sweet,.heartfelt ,.You are right *and you also are always close to my heart ,.love you cuz and your amazing spirit xo

Paulina said...

awww I love this such a great idea.

Night Owl said...

I always love these post. :D

Martha Woods said...

What sweet letters! And now I'm craving some blueberry tea :) It's always good to have friends who can lift you up when you need it!! And vice versa!!