YES, SNAIL-MAIL DOES STILL EXIST !
Isn’t this a lovely card? It was sent to me from my niece in St. Johnsbury, Vt. Her mother is my oldest sister Mary, now in a Rest Home in that area and I visited with them last month.
The words on the card are from a Danish Proverb and read:
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”
That really touched me because it described our relationship in a nutshell. My niece is a very talented woman who has sacrificed the last two years to caring for her mother and seeing that her teenage son gets the best education possible. This is all very commendable but it has left little time or energy for her to pursue her own dreams.
When we were together we spent a long time discussing her options and trying to open doors that had, of necessity, been shut for a long time. Now she has taken a month’s leave from her job and is concentrating on bringing back “the song in her heart” . She truly had “forgotten the words” and it was thrilling to me to watch the spark being ignited again as we talked.
I enjoy getting emails but there is nothing, in my estimation, that can replace a thoughtful card with a hand written note and posted with love. This will go up on my mantle where I will enjoy it daily !