You don’t see handwritten letters and notes much anymore. It’s too bad, because emails and text messages just won’t be treasured in the same way that our letters, scribbled notes and postcards have been. How many of us have kept a shoebox full of old letters and cards that bring back sweet memories?
Before she passed away, Mom gave my daughter her wedding pearls. This was a great treasure, but greater still was the handwritten letter Mom sent along with it, describing her wedding and the early years of marriage. It was during the Depression and God provided for them in so many ways.
When Mom was well into her late 80’s and early 90’s she made some beautiful heritage quilts as wedding gifts for several of her granddaughters, and a great granddaughter. As meaningful as they are, they would not be the same if Mom had not included her story behind the various squares she had designed.
Memories and sentiments disappear when our in-boxes automatically delete old files or when a person passes away without leaving a password for someone to have access.
Is there someone you should write to today? Are you planning on leaving a special treasure for a family member when you die? Will they know why it is so special to you?