Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Love Note from Sister to Brother

No, this isn't a post on the pros and cons of inclusive language.

Just wanted to share cute note and loving sentiment between my 10 year old daughter in 4th grade, Kathleen, and her 6 year old brother in 1st grade, Ray.

I go back and forth in my mind between Pope Benedict saying we should have "authentic" online presence and then holding on to partially hiding my identity for family safety and my kids', and poor husband's privacy.  I ended up not using their real names for this post.

Usually handwritten notes in lunch boxes are from Moms to their kids, and at least for me, they don't go on for couple pages--but just say something like Love Mom, have a good day, etc.

I found a hand written and decorated note on three tiny notebook pages, written in permanent red marker, in Ray's lunchbox from Kathleen.

Here is what it said:

Dear Ray,
I hope you are
having a good day.
When you are done
with your lunch come
by me.  After recess
remember your lunch
box.  I put lots of
candy in your lunch
box for you.  After
school remember to
go to After-School-
care.  Have a great, 
wonderful, awesome,
and fun day.
Love, you !! (with exclamations having a smile)

Of course with lots of hearts and the o in both "love"'s turned into a heart!

I don't remember exchanging notes like this with my brothers or sisters or my first two kids doing this.  So cute!  She just loves him for who he is, and even wants him to come visit her during lunch.

I continue to feel instant affection for anyone who shows their Christian faith in a secular setting to me.  When I was going for an interview yesterday at Motorola the security guard said to me, "Oh S_____ (my last name), My neighbor, May the Dear Lord Rest Her Soul, was an S____.  She made the best Irish Soda Bread."

I said to him, "Oh.  Well I make a mean Irish lasagna."

I am sure he didn't know what to make of that, but it did make him smile.  He apologized to me for the rain outside when I was on my way out.


  1. Colleen,

    This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. My heart fills with joy when I see the love siblings have for each other. I like your security guard story too! God bless.

  2. Hi Colleen,
    Your daughter's note made me smile! It's such a kind thing to do :) Your son must have loved it - kids always love attention from older siblings.

    Your lasagna remark cracked me up!