Today, as I plucked our mail out of the mailbox, I began thinking of how rapidly life has changed. Most days I walk inside with a collection of catalogs and junk mail. I walk straight to the trash and stand over it as I go through them one by one. It is seldom that there is anything left in my hands when I turn around.
From time to time, Mama will send me a letter. Every now and then I get a card from my mother in law. Those are rare occurrences but a special joy when they happen. Then, I got to thinking about you and how it would be neat if I could send my readers actual letters from time to time. I quickly went over the math and cost of stamps and felt a little bit defeated when I saw the impossibility of it all.
But, I had an idea. I could write a letter and post it here, for you to download and print if you want. I sat down to my computer and a few minutes later, I had written a letter to you, a friend.
The letter is below. It’s just a pdf. My hope is that you’ll print it off to read, making it come to life as a real paper letter like we had back in the old days. It was just a silly, heartfelt notion of me reaching out to you and sharing my heart and life as a friend would. So if you decide to complete that connection by reading it, thank you.
Click here to open the pdf of my letter
You can scroll down and leave a comment at the bottom of this post if you like.
Thanks for sharing, I always enjoy reading Southernplate. I can relate to you in manyso ways first of all as a Christian a woman, wife, mother, cook and a southern neighbor. Keep the faith, many blessing to you and family!
Thank you so much Debora, that means the world to me. Many blessings to you and yours!
Just got your letter. Ours comes by pony express. LOL Just kidding. Hadn’t checked my e-mail for a few days. When I was reading about Ricky going out and meeting people while you’re more quiet and staying indoors, I thought how that sounds exactly like me and my husband. I love people and love to talk, just not as outgoing when it comes to striking up a conversation. I love your blog and always recommending it to others. I love your sweet spirit and down home humor, not to mention the great recipes. 🙂
Thank you so much Linnie, I appreciate the kind words, the encouragement and you sharing Southern Plate with others!! May you and yours be blessed!!
Thank you for that sweet letter. I know you are very busy! God Bless!
Christy, I loved your letter,and all the thought and time that went into doing it. I wish people would go back to some of the older ways. A hand written note, are letter, isa lot more meaningful. It was very sweet. You brightened my day
I love to get your recipes they are like reading from my mom cookbook,thank you so much.
Thank you so much for your sweet letter. I come from a letter writing/card sending family and I so enjoyed receiving and reading yours.
Your posts are a bright light on Facebook. I love the Bible study, the Porch posts and the delicious recipes, many of which are family staples now.
Most of all, thanks for being sunny, positive, honest, delightful Christy. I so appreciate the beautiful gift from God that you are to me.
Christy, you are a blessing!! Thank you so much for your letter and the time and effort you put into it. You made my week!! I loved hearing about your camping trip. Sounds like so much fun. I have never been camping and have wanted to try it. 51 and never camped lol I am old school and love letters and such in the mail. I look forward to the trip up the driveway to the mailbox. It amazes me the amount of junk mail one receives. I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed weekend.