Thanks Mom for Writing it Down!

October 21, 2010 08:14 by Kristi

My mom is going through a huge box of letters from back in the day, when she was a mom to two toddlers.  The letters were typed using carbon paper, the originals sent on to friends around the country, the remnants on see-through paper with purple carbon words, neatly tucked away, documenting our lives. 

What treasures she has found there!  A letter she wrote to President Ford, kind condolences to a friend she can’t quite remember now, and lots and lots of stories about her family. 

Today she sent me this bit from a letter she wrote in 1972:

  • My two-and-a-half year old daughter got on the bathroom scale and asked, “How old am I?”  Then she told me to get on the scale, and asked, “How high are you?”

A small moment, otherwise forgotten! 

I am so touched, 38 years later, to know that my mom chuckled at our young minds, that she shared stories with others, that she documented moments of growth, frustration, humor and wisdom.  I’m grateful that she captured a bit of who we all were back then.  We certainly wouldn't remember otherwise!  We now have a treasure chest of stories....

Thanks Mom, for writing it all down!