Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The Happy Mail
Today I got one in the mail from one of my dearest roomies Melanie. I adored this girl, we got along so well. She truly shaped me into the person that I am. As I read her card, about her being room mom in all her kids classes and doing her church calling... I realized we are still quite similar, just a whole nation apart from each other.
I remember addressing Christmas cards when I was a tween. I even loved to help with my parents way back when. I remember asking my mom who some of the people were who I had no idea who they were. She'd tell me they were an old roommate.
I thought it was kind of weird that my mom had a life without me, that she had the gal to go out and make friends before I was born. Of all the nerve.
But, what a happy occasion it is to see these friends smile back at me when I open their precious coverings. I actually got teary today reading her card. I miss that life of mine, that we used to share way back at the BYU. We thought we had so much on our plates... if we only knew.
Anyway, what a happy season, I'm so grateful for the USPS this time of year. I even rip up my junk mail a little more happily. Our cards just went out so hopefully you're a lucky one. We really trim our list every year. But I'll post it here on Christmas if one doesn't wind its way to you. I must say I ADORE it when people put even just a little note at the end, just to let me know they were thinking exactly of me when they shoved it in its evelope. I try to do that. And regardless, I was thinking of you and if you got one, I do love you.
Merry Christmas blogland.