Today's challenge was to write a letter. There were so many people to choose from that I dithered! Then I read a little bit further into the challenge and it was suggested that the letter might be to oneself. So that is the one I decided to tackle. You might find it little sentimental but hey- ho I went with the flow!
I can’t remember the last time that I wrote to you, but I just wanted to check in on you and tell you how I think you’ve been doing over the years.
Firstly, you were lucky to grow up in a loving family, with parents and a sister who over the years have always been there for you when you have needed them.
You managed, after hard work, to obtain the O levels and A levels you needed to acquire you a place at teacher training college. Here you found your true vocation and I can remember how delighted you were when you graduated and then found yourself a teaching job!
For the next 39 years you were a successful teacher, loving the time spent working with such incredible human beings. Children are often misrepresented, and you know that they have so much to offer, so much potential and that they are a joy to work with.
You thoroughly enjoyed you time in the teaching profession. Sure, there were rough times as it is a highly stressful and difficult job, and the workload was hard, but you stuck too it and made good friends in the process as well encouraging pupils to succeed.
As a young woman, you were again truly fortunate to have met and married your lovely husband who has been your rock over the years and has been, as a lot of people have observed, ‘the love of the life!’ 46 years and still counting!
Looking back, you will feel justifiably proud of your daughter who has exceeded any expectations that you may have had of her. With magnificent GCSE and A level results she attended university, where she earned her master’s degree in a field predominantly filled by men. You must surely be happy that she now has a stable life, owns a car, a house and two delightful cats! She has a good set of friends and hobbies and she is happy which is what you always wanted for her. She is and always will be the best thing that ever happened to you and your lovely husband.
When you sit and read this letter I hope that you remember the good times you and your loved ones have had and how you were able to have some incredible holidays and visit so many different countries and interesting places. You should be thankful also for a close -knit band of friends. The meals, the evenings out and the time spent together which I am sure you have enjoyed tremendously.
I know that you are passionate about reading and it is one of your major past- times and writing is another of your loves. I hope that you continue with both and maybe just maybe you might want to think about adding more exercise into your hobby list. (Just joking!)
I know that in life there are many tribulations, trials, and difficult times but I thought that you might like to reflect on the good aspects of the life that you have lived and realise that all in all, you have had a fantastic time so far on this earth and I just wanted you to know that you should be feeling blessed and grateful for all the goodness that has come your way over the past 66 years!
I hope that my letter reaches you and that you are keeping well, and I hope that you will continue to look after yourself in the coming years. I wish you all the best for a long and healthy life!