In October, Leanne Penny spent the month writing letters to her mother. She was inspired by someone else, and Leanne has inspired me.
Who would I write to? Who tugs at my heart the most? Where do I have the most joy and troubles and creativity and yearnings and confusion and love?
To whom could I write letter after letter, without them reading it, but me being changed by it?
And what would I write to them?
Well, letters to my children. I’ve already spent a few posts writing to them, but focusing on them for an entire month of blogging would be both easy and difficult and the perfect thing to do.
And when? Why not now? Why not write a month of letters to my sweet darlings during December, writing letters as gifts, letters highlighting everything I want to give them in this life? Or at least, everything I hope life will give them?
Yet, it is December. A month of church activities, a few weeks as a single parent as the spouse travels, decorating and final holiday preparing, and guests arriving. So, I must digress that in order to be the loving parent and create for them a wonderful season – or at least do what I can – instead of a month of letters, I will write three times a week, at least.
I encourage you to write a letter to a child in your life, highlighting the gift or gifts you want them to have. If you blog it, please share it with us in the comments.
Let this season not be about doing and getting and giving, but being and hoping and loving!
May this December be a wonderful joyous season, even if all the stars are not shining brightly in your life. Let us honor the joys of our life in the midst of the rush, helping us to slow down and embrace God’s Love and Grace.