Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Little Thing

About 4 years ago, I bought a Circle Journey Book to exchange with my niece. She lives far away and we seldom see each other. We sent it back and forth a few times, then she got busy with the life of a teenager and we haven't exchanged the book for about 2-1/2 years. Now we do things like text each other occasionally, and she came out to visit last summer, and I know she knows I love her, but I am always a bit wistful for more contact. Today, without any warning, I got the circle journey book back in the mail from this dear girl. It brightened my day so much. It is such a little thing, but her sweet gesture of searching through her room to find it and get it back into circulation meant so much. I can't wait to fill it up with my latest news and maybe a photo and a little treat and send it back to her. She works on the yearbook for her school and just got it submitted. How I can relate to that relief! I love that we have some similar interests. She is an absolutely wonderful girl and I hope we can continue to become better friends as she grows up.

5 comments:

  1. what a beautiful idea, and a wonderful thing to receive. I have a dear friend with whom I've been trying to keep up a running correspondence like this. maybe I'll give it a go.

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  2. I did this once with a girlfriend, it was a wonderful thing. How great of you to be such an involved auntie!

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  3. That sounds fun! I'm sure it was fun to get it in the mail.

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  4. what a great idea! i might have to try this one with my nieces who are far away.

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  5. that's a great idea. And I love that you work so hard on building your relationship with your niece. I have six aunts and each of them is very special to me in their own way. As a kid,I always loved any opportunity to spend time with them and now that I live far from them I value their cards/letters/e-mails. Good reminder for me to do a better job of staying in touch with them.

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