Love Letter Fest

Friends, welcome to my Valentine’s Event. A “Dear ?” love letter which you have written (whether sweet, sarcastic, or saucy) and will post your links below in the comment section so we all can have grieve, giggle, or gasp!  I will admit. When this idea jumped into my brain, I wasn’t daunted.  HOWEVER, as I sit here about to type my own letter, I’m overwhelmed, a tad bit intimidated, and wondering what on earth I was thinking when I started this.  Those of you who know me well are aware of my stubborn perseverance.  Hence, onward.  Enjoy and happy Valentine’s Day.  Not the commercialized hype but the everyday love we hold in our hearts.


Dear _______,

Many of you have directly or indirectly shaped me into the woman I am today.  I wouldn’t be Pamela without you.  Some of you have taken my heart down spiraling staircases into dank, dark basements where I suffered pain, wrenching hurt, abandonment.

A couple of you have led me through enchanted forests where rainbows arched overhead, the grass was soft, the castle walls had crumbled, and we loved as first loves.

Still others have taught me the foundation of love, how love isn’t based on emotions, how it demands action, requires being able to mouth or write two words (I’m sorry), and mean them.  That anger doesn’t necessarily reflect lack of love, although, at times, it may indicate lack of “like” (or sheer frustration).

Another has shown me that no matter how much I get angry, or question, or cry, or vent, He will remain faithful and, even more amazing, love me despite me.

All of the individuals who do not hesitate to pick up the phone to let me know they care, reach out with a card or letter, laugh with me, scream with me, or who hold me when I cry across the miles in a tight, virtual embrace.

Then there are the up close and personals who cling to me, climb me as if I am a tree, and hold on with little arms tightly clasped around my neck.  There are older ones who reach out when I least expect them to, grab my hands, sit close to me on the sofa, or hug me unexpectedly in passing.

There are those of you who have touched me so deeply that even though we are separated by this seemingly vast expanse of the other world you continue to move me, fill me, motivate me, cheer me on, and you are alive to me in my dreams, my memory, my soul.

There might be a person out there on this planet who could, through honest eyes, stir up flames in me once more.  Who, through sincerity, persistence, humor, character, empathy, gentleness, and time, has the capability to evoke in me passions which have yet to be completely drawn out.  He may exist. . .

In the meantime, I love and am so loved.  For all you, hole fillers, and you, hole makers, I thank-you.  It’s been real, raw, and, at times, raucous.  Even though, some days I harbor a few, wee regrets, I wouldn’t change any of it.  I have learned and will continue to learn.  My heart’s love journey (I hope) has, like my parent’s wedding song, “only just begun.”

All my love,

Pamela 

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51 thoughts on “Love Letter Fest”

    1. Yay! Can’t wait to read it! I agree. . .when I first thought of the idea it seemed easy. When I sat staring at my comp. screen, not so much! But, then, heartfelt success 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing with us! xoxoxo

  1. A contribution – if it’s a letter, it’s a letter to you all ! You know in Ghana and many other places valentine’s is celebrated like Christmas or New Year in that you greet people in the street and make radio requests saying ” Happy valentine’s Grandma.” So in that spirit… Happy Valentine’s xxx

    http://www.notanottinghillmum.co.uk/Not_a_Notting_Hill_Mum/Not_a_Notting_Hill_Mum_Blog/Entries/2011/2/14_Happy_Valentines_Day.html

    1. Thank-you!!!!!!!!! In the same Ghana spirit, Happy Valentine’s to YOU! xo I love the idea of giving during times of commercial excess. I must say, though, the flowers and chocolates I received from my sweet girl were much appreciated and valued 🙂

    1. Thanks Jean! Music is always a good idea! Don’t know how I’d get through life without it! Especially like “Golden” as well! Reflects self worth and self love! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!!! xoxoxoxo

    1. A love poem is perfectly delightful! Especially liked:

      “Down this road so many times
      always following the yellow line
      thinking
      hoping
      this time will be different.”

      Great visual and metaphor!!!! I’ve walked that yellow line before! Always have hope! xo and thanks for sharing!

    1. Awhhh. . .thanks for sharing. I can relate some. . .although there ended up being no meeting, no shared milkshake, and definitely no chance of shagging! The ending (your ending lol) cracked me up! xo

  2. Your 7 yr. old nephew mentioned for the third time today, “you know, Granny, we don’t have off on Valentine’s Day!” He was a bit sad. I reminded him that school is never “out” on Valentine’s Day. How could you give out all your cards if you’re not in school? “We could give them the day after”, he replied. He’s not easily fooled-too smart!!!

    1. Thanks AJ for sharing a beautiful love story! Wow! I’m so happy for all you who have made my day! What a blessing to read all of these inspiring, real life narratives! I’m fortunate to know the type love you are referring to. They have modeled it for me from the time I was born. 🙂

    1. I read, I cried, and you are very blessed. I’m happy for you Cath. Love isn’t just about feeling love. . .it’s about “doing” every day whether we “feel” like it or not. You and your husband get it. What a great love story. . . thanks for sharing! xo

  3. When you’ve gone through turmoils like you’ve seen,
    and still you’re treated like a queen,
    You might not wear an actual crown,
    But you’re loved when you’re down,
    Loved when your smile lights the sky,
    Loved because of the ways you try,
    Your character is strong, your love deep,
    Yet I feel there is much you keep,
    But love is something you can’t hide,
    It pours out of you from deep inside,
    May your heart be touched and blessed today,
    Your prayers be answered in a special way,
    All your fears be turned to glee,
    You’ll get love in abundance,we all agree.

  4. You made me think of The Capenters 😀 it’s true though – you are loved and I’m glad you wouldn’t change it. After years of feeling pretty much the same way – I can reassure you that your sentiments are right – there is someone who ‘through honest eyes, can stir up flames’ it only took me 7 years of singledom to realise it.

    Letter to Michael

    1. The kind of love you describe is total intimacy and surrender. . .what feelings of security must arise from being in such a relationship. Thanks for the encouragement through your Letter to Michael and for sharing with all of us your heart. I will wait. You finally found someone who deserves you! xoxoxoxo (yes, it is the Carpenters!)

    1. I read your post “Love Is.” Yours reveals the many faces of “love.” The emotional feelings, physical, some possible consequences of love. You also cited my favorite female poet near the end: “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.I love you for the part of me that you bring out.”~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
      She experienced, with her husband, intense passion and both were incredible poets! Thanks so much for sharing! xo

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