have moved away. The gift of receiving a hand written note is something that no electronic message can replace.
Ryan learned this art while we were on our engaged encounter weekend in San Diego. We had to write letters to each other in a journal and while at the time is seemed a bit tedious, it has helped our communication grow stronger. The older couple that ran the weekend told us that they write a letter a day to each other. It is your time to express your thoughts, feelings, frustrations, and accomplishments without interruption. Ryan and I thought this was a little extreme, but now that we don't have any physical communication (and phone calls are extremely limited), we have learned to rely on the written word. While we email as much as we can, we also write a letter a day (or try to write one a day). So far I have received #1 through #21, #34 through#41, and #43 through #45. I have never been so excited to check the mail for a letter! Getting a letter is the highlight of my day/week/month! Just holding something that I know Ryan has touched is absolutely heavenly! I absolutely love that he has adopted the art of letter writing. He is the best husband! I love him dearly!
I really want to do something special with these letters that enables me to read them from time to time. I am thinking a pretty box, but there is a part of me that wants to be a bit more creative. If anyone has any suggestions, please don't hesitate to suggest them!