Yesterday was seven years ago that my dad died. Seven years. Some days it feels like yesterday that we would have breakfast together and read articles to one another while sharing the local paper. Some days it feels like he has been gone forever.
I am grateful to have the original 12 letters my dad wrote to me my freshman year in college. There is something about holding that yellow lined paper and seeing his handwriting that breaks him back to me in ways that a text, an IM or Facebook post simple cannot capture.
The next time you want to connect with a loved one, consider sending snail mail instead of using technology. It may take you a while to locate paper and pen. You may have to stop by the post office and pick up a stamp. But trust me, that card or letter will be treasured long after a text is lost in the thread of messages.
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