One of things that I’m already loving about the 31 Letters in 31 Days project is the fact that it’s motivated me to reach out to people I’ve truly been missing in my life. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hecticness of our day-to-day challenges and lose sight of the things that are really important, like cultivating and maintaining our relationships with family members and friends alike.
Today’s letter is for my Uncle David, Aunt Linda and cousin Nina who used to live just across town, but moved to Virginia a few years ago. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been able to see my Aunt Linda and Nina, but I was fortunate enough to spend some time last September with Uncle David. He’s in the Army Reserves and used to make semi-frequent trips to Camp Blanding. On that trip in particular, we ended up exploring Jekyll Island, taking TONS of pictures on the driftwood beach, then hopping over to Saint Simons to refuel (both the car and ourselves). Looking through the pictures is a great reminder of how much fun we had, but also how much I miss them.
While I may not be able to see them all as often as I’d like, I am fortunate enough that Facebook keeps us connected. And who knows, after this, I may be able to convince my cousin Nina to become a regular penpal. :) Uncle David, if you’re reading this, make sure to give Aunt Linda and Nina a big hug from me, okay?