A Heartfelt Letter
Since being a Christian is number one in my life, I feel my freedom of speech if being taken away through Wealthy affiliate. All of my stories consist of Godly principles. I’m in no way trying to preach to anyone. This is just who I am.
Through all the mistakes I’ve made, God said He would never leave me or forsake me, He has kept His word. As I quickly approach sixty-five, it’s time I work smarter not harder to get my life in order, according to what I believe.
There has only been twice in my life that I’ve felt lead by the Holy Spirit to write a letter to a person who has been a true blessing in my life. Maybe sharing this will encourage someone else who reads my letter to my aunt to do the same.
Our society is on the fast track with all the electronics, e-mail, Facebook, Instagram etc. The quick responses, many times, are meaningless.
Is there someone who deserves a letter from you? When it’s from your heart, it doesn’t take long to get on the computer, type it out and print it off. Can you choose to take the time out of your busy schedule to encourage someone who has helped you in the past?
There are many people who would love to get a letter of encouragement. Rather than the normal junk mail and bills that we all receive. This is just another one of my opinions. Have a great day!
May 22, 2019
Dear Aunt Mary
Your passion in life has been to know God. Your passion determined what you pursued. Because you put God first in your life, Jesus trusted you with impartation of scriptural teaching along with prayer and singing to his children.
Aunt Mary, I appreciate your time in preparation throughout the years of teaching. The magnetism of your kindness will outlast the memories of your genius. You have sowed into my life more than you will ever know.
Thank you for loving me unconditionally. Thank you for being a person of integrity and loyal to our family, which makes you unforgettable. Thank you for making God appear real to a troubled child. Thank you for being such a great cook and singer. Thank you for the thousands of prayers, smiles, non-verbal and verbal encouragement you have given me.
Because of you, I have no fear of speaking of Gods mercy, grace and unfailing love to anyone who will listen. Because of you I know that prayer is not one way.
Communication is two ways: praying and listening. Because of you and the little I know of your private life, I know you have always loved me and made a point in your own special way, which is usually just a smile or a conversation at the doctor office during one of your appointments that I am with you.
Please forgive me for anything that I have done to upset you, I love you and you so much. As my dad’s oldest living sister, it’s also important that you know how grateful I was for the meals you sent over when daddy came home, knowing he was dying of lung cancer. The times you walked the 6 blocks to let daddy know you were still praying for him, singing to him, Amazing Grace, in the beautiful coloratura soprano voice that still resound in my mind. You always left him with a smile on his face. Any visitor who was present had tear stained faces.
You have never been a showoff, just meek, humble, full of integrity and always prayerful. You have always appeared to me to do for others without being asked. You have served many titles in Howard Chapel Baptist Church; missionary board member, Usher board, Sunday school teacher, BTU teacher, Woman’s auxiliary, senior choir, soloist, seamstress, and these are the ones I remember.
It’s now time for you to be comfortable with sitting down at age ninety-four, because your pastor takes far too long with his sermons. If I were you, I’d start taking my supper to church in a brown bag, just like you had to do as a little girl. I know the choir misses you. One last thing, you're also the oldest original member in the church.
Congratulations on a life well lived.
I just want to let you know I love you.