Monday, August 15

Letters

As much as I adore the instant satisfaction of words online, the email, and the ever-effusive blogging habit, there is truly, truly nothing better than words on paper. Words on paper that arrive in my mailbox are my favorite words of all. Today, two things arrived in my mailbox, both of which made me very happy.

First, I got pictures of my nephews! I'm going to get permission to post their pictures here, because there is absolutely no way I could explain to you how incredibly beautiful they are! I've looked at the pictures at least 10 times since I opened the envelope three hours ago. They're gorgeous, and they are going to grow up with the best parents and siblings ever -- it's just one of those things that can make me smile for a week. And it will. The note from their Mommy, my VBF, was equally as precious. It makes me giddy when Beth calls me Aunt Tasty -- I love that I get to stand in and be her kids' aunt on her side of the family. (They have other aunties on their dad's side, as well.)

The other thing I got in the mail was a very short hand-written note that was also signed "Love". When you adore someone, getting something they've had in their hands is a simple and delicious little thrill. (Why do you think the Numb3rs SQUEAL with delight when we get stuff in the mail from one another??) Something else to make me smile. Sappy? I don't believe so. Possibly Romantic with the capital "R"; you know, the appreciation for small, personal gestures that can make a day sweet.

Lovely reminders to send some hand-written notes tomorrow. Thank you for the long-distance hugs, my friends!

11 comments:

vbf said...

Hey S'quah,
You have permission! I'm glad you got the pictures. Remind me to tell you about what a harrowing experience it was to have them taken. We're all still recovering.
Love and kisses,
B

christ*el #3tx said...

by the way, happy blogoversary +4 days.

amy said...

everytime i get pics of my nieces and nephews i just sit for hours inspecting the photos looking at everything .......i see them maybe once a year if that...so pictures in the postal mail are very very precious to me. am happy for you.

Smashlee said...

I wish I could fit into an envelope. I had a overwhelming urge to hug you just now.

christ*el #3tx said...

and we all know SMASH gives the best hugs.

Smashlee said...

I don't know about that, but I'll settle for tied with you.
;)

(or tied TO you)

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