Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Honoring those who lost by thanking those we love!

I came upon a website that had people posing things they were going to do on September 11 to honor those who's lives were lost that day. I kept thinking what I could do....then the thought came to me! I wanted to write to my kids and tell them why I loved them and to thank them for being in my life! So I got up early on 9/11 and started the letter writing.....the words just flowed as I wrote to each of my kids at home. It was amazing the spirit I felt in doing so! Computers are great, but I really miss getting hand written letters! My dad would always send me hadwritten cards for every holiday....and I mean every holiday like st. Patricks day! So as I was writing to the people who mean the most to me in my life, tears flowed freely from my eyes. I really felt the gratitude from our Father in Heaven at what He has given me! 6 wonderful children and a daughter in law and a soon to be grandbaby!!! I could not ask for more! As I was thinking of 9/11, I thought what could be better to honor the families who lost so much that day to thank the people who mean the most to me in my life! I think we all take too much for granted in this life! Life is too short, so my challenge to all of you this week.....Go and write a letter to a loved one....your kids, moms, dads.....whoever you want to thank. It will make your day and theirs!!!! I so wish I could write a letter to my father....sometimes I go to email him still, and it has been 9 years since he passed away....Enjoy life as it is happening!! Enjoy today and list what you are thankful for! You'll be amazed!!!!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea Susan. I will always cherish the letters my mom wrote to me, and know that I should do the same for my kids, but haven't yet. Thank-you for the reminder that it's something I need to do. I hope that your kids realize how lucky they are to have you as their mom!!