Sharing some happy tears with you today.
In 1996 I replied to a newspaper advert, pen friends for people in the British Army – I thought it would be a nice thing to do.
On the 13th January 1997 I received my first letter from Steve, he was 23 years and had been serving in the British army since he was 18 years old, the airmail letter came from Bosnia. We never actually met, we just wrote to each other for a period of 2 years.
I was clearing out old papers from my mum’s house the other day and came across Steve’s letters to me – 31 of them. Today I am reading all these letters again, I am happy, I am sad (but in a good way) and I have gained such heart warming inspiration from them, all over again….I wonder where Steve is now? I wish him very well
These are the little unexpected moments of life that put some true meaning and purpose into it all. Feeling blessed.
Write a letter to someone today, go on, I know it would be a very lovely thing to do and you and the other person will get so much from it.
Please note, that sadly after writing this blog post, I was so sad to find out that Steve passed away in September 2012 at the very young age of 39 years, I am so shocked. I will try my best to get in touch with his mum and forward his beautiful letters to her. He was so happy and full of life, such a loss to this world that he is no longer here. I think this is just a little reminder to us all that we must make the most of our lives and focus on the important things to us going forward. Clarabelle