Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday's Letters

It's Friday and that means letter writing time. I'm afraid that email has just about taken the place of good old fashioned, pen in hand letter writing.  I guess that may be why our dear ole postal service is in such financial straits.  But, be that as it may, I'm joining up with Ashley for some fun letter writing this morning that cost nary a penny other than a little of my time ~which I freely give~ 
Dear Valentine's Day, you are one of my most favorite days of the year.  Yes, you are way over done by many, but if you are kept in the right place, you are so much fun.  I think it's just the whole "love thing. We can never get enough of love and I love sharing a little love with those I love. ~can I say love just one more time~  And, I might love you even more because Hubby and I had our first date to a church Sweetheart Banquet 47 years ago. ~awe~

Dear Motherhood, I can so well remember my Mom saying to me, "once you become a Mother, you will always be a Mother."  Well, duh, I suppose so and what she meant, I didn't fully understand for many years.  But, as the years have gone by, I so "get" what she meant.  My son and daughter are 36 and 33 years old, but guess what, I am still their Mother.  And, I love them more than life itself, still have such wants and desires for them and also for their spouses and children as well.  Can I just say, "Motherhood is NOT for sissies!" It's both the sunshine and the rain and I could not survive if it were not for God's amazing help and guidance. And, might I add, I wouldn't trade the title of Mother for anything in the world and that's probably a good thing since I will always be one. ~smile~
 
Dear Peacock Decor, my goodness, I had no idea that you were "all the rave" right now.  And, can I just say, I love it!  My niece is using all of your vibrant colors, with teal as the main one, as the colors of her wedding in June.  What fun!  Your colors make me happy!
Dear Boy Scouts, it does make my heart sad to see you considering lowering your standards. I'll say no more.........
Dear Amazon, is there anything that cannot be found on your site?  You started out with books, CD's and the such and now the sky is the limit.  I mean, I even ordered some body lotion from you the other day.  And, I love, love your Prime Membership.  I no more than have placed my order and it has arrived. Yep! you are all that and a bag of chips for sure!
Dear God, why do I still struggle with knowing that you really do have it all under control?  I mean, I've known you as my Savior for 53 years.  That should be way long enough for me to know that you are more than capable of handling any and everything that life might throw my way. Well, guess I really do "know" it just sometimes struggle with realizing it. Thanks for being so patience with me all these years.  You are life to me!
Dear Hubby, I may not always mention it but I truly do appreciate the way you care for our yard ~ all 2 1/2 acres of it.  You always see that it is in first class shape and that is truly a huge job. We've been here 30+ years and I can only think of a handful of times that it has not been in "showcase fashion" and those were times that weather related issues kept it from being so. 
Dear Weekend, even though I do not work outside the home, I still get excited about you.  I know, plum silly!  We've no big plans for this weekend, but hey, it's just Friday morning, there's still time for plans.



 
 
  

10 comments:

Kimberly said...

Have a good weekend! Love your Friday Letters.

Debbie said...

Good morning! Enjoyed this as always ~ loved your thoughts on motherhood, soo true! I share your feelings on week-ends...now more than ever! Enjoy yours!

Libby said...

So enjoyed your letters today, Lea. Have a great weekend, and I have no doubt you will find something to plan before its over.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

How sweet that you and your hubby had your first date on Valentine's Day. Unfortunately my hubby just doesn't "get" Valentine's Day ... I still love to tease him about how he didn't understand why I was not a happy camper the year he gave me a Dustbuster for Valentine's Day. ;-)

Before my daughter had kids of her own, she used to tell me that I was "being a mom" ... I told her that I would ALWAYS be her mom. Now that she has kids of her own, she hasn't told me that I was "being a mom". I think she "gets" it now. ;-)

I agree wholeheartedly with you on Boy Scouts ... and Amazon, too. Who needs to go to the store when we can order from Amazon and have it here lickety split. I love, too, that I can use my Discover Card's cashback bonus to "pay" for my Amazon purchases. Win-win!!

DH and I are both retired, but I still get excited about the weekends - especially this weekend when we'll have T#4 with us! ;-)

debi said...

Ci Ci I love the Friday letters!
Adorable you and your groom had a Valentine first date!

So true about being Mom forever...It's such an awesome responsibility isn't it? My son's are 33 and 36....I told them once, " It's a Mom thing, I have to say "it"... you can let it go in one ear and out the other but you need to let me say "it". It did help :-)

I don't work outside the home either..I do watch my Sweet Beans Khloe (grand daughter)and love every minute of it. However I so look forward to the weekends to have my time with the hubstir!

Have a blessed weekend....stay warm!

Hugs!

Joyce said...

I still get excited for the weekend too. I like hearts and pink and love so even though it's overdone, I think Valentine's Day is what makes February okay : )

Mothering is most definitely not for sissies!

Zoanna said...

Valentine's Day is extra special here since our long-awaited youngest was born on that. Cant love him enough! Amazon is mind- boggling, isn't it? And i love weekends, too, when i can count on napping on Sunday after a good church service. Gonna miss those Ravens games, tho.

April said...

What a fun blog post to read, Lea! I don't know what it is about the weekend, but I sure do love when it rolls around, too! Have a great one!

BARBIE said...

I enjoy reading your letters my friend! Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I am so slow getting here...I love these. Agree with letter to the Boy Scouts, your letter to God made me cry, I had spoken to Him about that this morning...having known Him for 42 years why do I still get worried...peacocks...fun colors