I'm participating in a new link party hosted by Mailbox Moments. Every Monday for four weeks they will provide a prompt to inspire bloggers to share how they keep in touch with others. This is a perfect project for me as I love to keep in touch with friends and family, especially using regular snail mail. Today's prompt was: write a long over-due letter to a friend telling them about a favorite memory.
I decided to write a letter to my BFF. We met in 5th when my family moved to a new country and someone we knew told us about a family that lived there that would help us out. Moving in 5th grade is far from ideal but having someone to show me the ropes was great. Bea and I quickly became best friends and my family all but adopted her as she spent many a weekend at our house. We have many memories together... from going through middle school and high school to her being a part of my wedding. I'll never forget the day I called her 6 years ago to ask her if she would be my daughter's godmother.
The content of the letter I wrote her will remain between us, but as you can see I included a few other goodies. She has a love for stationary so I sent her a notepad with her initial and I also made her a key chain. Nothing fancy but I hope these things included with my letter make her smile.
I chose this picture of us because it brings back great memories. Bea is the one in the middle, I am on the right. This was taken the summer before we started college. A couple of weeks before I met the man (boy at that time!) that I would marry. I say this because recently Bea showed me a letter I sent her from college telling her I met someone that I thought was the one. I love that she still has that letter!
Thank you Mailbox Moments for providing this great idea... I can't wait to write more letters in the upcoming weeks.