Monday, August 25, 2008

The Best Letter Yet...

What constitutes the best letter from your missionary? Here are a few clues: 1. You haven't had any contact for a minimum of 24 hours, but more likely days and days. 2. Hearing that he or she is still alive and well (as is verified by having received a letter in the first place) 3. Getting all of the details of his new life, such as mission companions, daily schedules and the like
4. Hearing that he is happy doing the Lord's work and knows he is where he is supposed to be 5. Having him express how much he loves and misses you. This last one had a surprising affect. I thought I would love to hear that he misses us, but it turns out now that he has said it, I hope not to hear it too often in the future
. What constitutes the perfect reply? 1. Any letter, from any loved one will do just fine, but preferably a letter filled with encouragement. 2. A letter from his younger brother which begins, "Dear Isaac at the Umpty Sea." That aught to bring a smile or two. See how easy it is to send the perfect letter? If you have a moment give it a try.......

3 comments:

JP Anderson said...

Umpty Sea. That's pretty darn funny. I kept every single letter that I ever received during my mission. I'm not too sure that's something to gloat about or a problem I should address. Sentimental or pack rat?

Jen said...

I'm gonna have my girls right him a letter this week and ah heck I will even throw one in myself! John I still have every letter you ever wrote me on your mission and I don't plan on throwing them away! It's fun to read back on them! Love you guys!

Kathy F. said...

I love "the Umpty Sea"! That is too precious.