October 16, 2011

Love Letters

My friend Trisha shared the most
W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L.
idea a few months ago on her old blog.

Today, I am sharing her idea
with you here on mine.

I had planned on just linking directly to her post.
But, it took me so long to implement it since
her old blog is no longer available.

The links don't work.
So, I am sending you directly to her main blog.

I am sure you will be blessed by reading
whatever Trisha writes.  She loves the LORD.
She seeks to LIVE her faith.  By HIS grace.
She is a Sweetie.


Love letters.

We often just imagine them
to be between two who are courting.
But, have you ever thought
of writing love letters to your children?
Or how about your Spouse?


The idea is simple.

You get a journal for each child.
You write a note to them in it once in awhile.
Or every day if you like.

It might be on special occasions.
It might be when you notice
that they have done something sweet.
It might be *just because*.

Some ideas.

Compose a letter to your child
sharing a memory from their baby days.
Or, tell them what you think is extra special about them.
Write out a prayer that you have prayed for your child.
Share an encouraging Scripture passage.

Write from your heart to theirs.
It doesn't need to be long.
It is sure to be a blessing!


Thank you Trisha for sharing your
precious tradition with us.
May the LORD use this lovely idea
to be a blessing in the lives of others.

I am sure HE will!
Blessings, Camille

12 comments:

Heather said...

I LOVE this idea!!!
Thanks for sharing, Camille.
Have a great week!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Hi, Camille!
My kids are all grown up now, but I have taken time to write them individual notes recently. (now that they have all left left the nest). With money being, shall we say, extremely tight this year, and with nothing extra to get birthday gifts, a love note was all I could give. I think they will remember this past years "gift" far longer than any other.
For those with younger children, I say this is an excellent idea! Seize the day.

Charis said...

what a neat idea...I'm saving that for my kids one day!

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

I love this idea! I have three boys who are older now and this would be a great way to encourage and maybe give them a chance to write back their thoughts to me for things that may be too uncomfortable to ask or say face to face...
Thanks for posting this and have a blessed day!
-Allison

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Thanks for sharing this idea, I think it may be a way for my oldest teenage son and i to talk about the hard things we've been dealing with...
God was in this post :)
Thanks so much!
-Allison

Jill said...

Camille,

I have been doing this for years and I love it! There's just something about hand written notes, will never take the place of typing, texting etc.
Have a wonderful week!

blessings,
Jill

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I do a love letter every year for my children's birthdays. It is a prayer for them but also my hopes and dreams for them as well.

I was wondering what happened to Trisha's blog. Thanks for the link!

Mountain Mama said...

Yes! Full of wisdom and good ideas and inspiration to share the love of the Lord...Trisha is all of that! Thank you for sharing this idea of hers, Camille. I hadn't seen this one. What a wonderful idea!

Love & Blessings from NM -
Tami

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~ Isn't it a lovely idea? I can say it that way because it wasn't mine! I am sure it will be a blessing to you too. :)

Dear Cindy ~ What a TREASURE you sent to your loved ones...they are BLESSED!!! Yes, I think you are right...they will remember your precious gift to them far longer than one you bought. Keep on looking to the LORD in everything! HE is Faithful!! :)

Dear Charis ~ How wonderful that you are tucking these ideas away for *one day*...I *love* it! :)

Dear Allison ~ How wonderful it was to read your encouraging response to this post! May the LORD help you in these days as you walk this difficult path. HE is Faithful!! See Jeremiah 29:11-14a and Isaiah 40:31 and 41:10...what a blessing to belong to HIM! :)

Dear Jill ~ Why does it not surprise me that you have been doing this all along? :) What precious memories you are building for those lovely young daughters of yours!

Dear Stacie ~ I am glad you *found* Trisha again! I know you already do those Birthday love letters...they will be treasured always by your lovely family! What a blessing!! :)

Dear Tami ~ Trisha is full of the joy of the LORD and encouragement in the right direction...I agree! I am glad you were able to read about her idea here. :)

Many Blessings,
Camille

Trisha said...

Oh, Camille, I love you, friend!

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

I started doing this with my first two and then stopped doing it for some reason. You've inspired me. I think I might just go rustle up two more journals and start writing 'love letters' again.

Camille said...

Dear Trisha ~ Love you back! :)

Dear Heather in AZ ~ You have SO much on your plate these days...I think your LIFE is a love letter right now. :) I'm glad you are inspired to do this though...what a blessing to your family!

Blessings to you both!
In HIS Love,
Camille