Monday, February 6, 2017

12 Weeks of Letter Writing Challenge - Week 2

Today's post is participating in the 12 Weeks Of Letter Writing Challenge that I was invited to by Mrs. Dash Say' here.

This weeks letter is to mom and dad,

Dear Mom and Dad,

This letter will be a little hard to write as you both have passed on...and so you probably will read this in heaven.
I miss you both greatly and am so often reminded of you both in so many ways.
Mom, this past weekend I reconnected with Chuck Thornell and his wife Kathy after 25 years! When he heard my voice on the phone he said I sounded just like you, and I suppose I do. Sometimes when I laugh, I hear your voice come out of my mouth. Kinda weird, I know...but I do. Sometimes I wish you were here so that I could ask you about things like going though 'the change' I am now, and don't know if the many things I am feeling and experiencing are 'normal' or not. I try to read things on Google or books...but everything is just so vague. You probably wouldn't have been able to tell me as your dementia was so pronounced at the end. But I miss your smile and your positive attitude and your quickness to laugh at every situation.
We also talked about you dad. As one has anything but praise for you.
One of my only regrets is that you did not teach me to read a chart and plot a course.
That would have been something cool to learn from the best boatman in the world! You instilled my love of the sea and were my anchor and I couldn't have asked for a better father.

You both are probably the reason I love going to the beach and looking for seaglass!

Anyway...I will wrap this up with one of the only (if not the only) pictures I have of you two together. I reminds me of what a great time I had seeing snow for the first time.
I love you.
Dad, mom and me circa 1974
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  1. Lisa, what a neat challenge and sweet letter to your folks! I'm blessed that I have my parents still but every year brings me closer to the realization that someday they won't always be here, especially since I lost my MIL in 2014. It's sad to think about these things. You have some fond memories and I know those warm your heart and bring a smile to your face. I enjoyed your share! Have a good day and thanks for popping by for a visit. :)

  2. This so heartfelt and moving. Living by and loving the beach, I particuly appreciated your penultimate sentence. Delightful

    1. And I appreciate you making me use my dictionary!!
      LOL. Thanks for stopping by!
      - Lisa

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. It was a tough one for me.
      - Lisa

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