Week 9 – I mailed another batch of Christmas cards and DVDs this week – bringing the total to well over 150. Sadly, I know I won’t receive more a 20% of that number .. but I will continue to send them out each year. The kiddos each wrote a letter to Santa.
Week 10 – I mailed the final batch of Christmas cards and DVDs. Buddy wrote to a cousin who lives in Utah. They’ve actually only met a couple of times and though he doesn’t remember him, I felt it was a good idea to maintain and/or build familial bonds. Sweetie wrote to a cousin in Georgia whom we have actually never met in person. Our migrations home have just never coincided, sadly. We are hoping to change that in 2013 … we have plans to be in both states in the next few months and we will try very hard to link up schedules.
On the flip side, Buddy received a reply from my friend Josh. It was a delight to read his responses to Buddy’s questions about his career. His career path was significantly different than that of my husband and I and our circle of friends that we see regularly (most of whom are engineers). This provided us with a wonderful opportunity to talk about career options and choices. I am confidant that we’ll be able to return to the topic many times in the future. I appreciate very much the time Josh took to sit down with pen and paper to reply to my little guy. His words and influence have indeed made a difference in our lives and I am certain that the relationship will continue to blossom.