Letters To My Loved Ones

I’m perfectly healthy. A strong, vibrant 27-year-old wife to the most amazing man in the world and the mother of a beautiful 1 year old baby girl. And I’m writing them letters for if I were to die suddenly.

Part of this blog is to make as many memories with my family as I can and to share them with my family back home. Life has so many amazing experiences that we just let pass us by or take for granted. I want to take it all in. Explore amazing places, in our backyard and throughout the country. Maybe even overseas someday. I don’t want a single day to go by where they ever have to question how much I love and cherish them. I don’t want them to question my love when I’m gone either.

I’m sure you have read one of those heartwarming stories about a dying parent or spouse who planned ahead and wrote their loved ones’ letters or had flowers delivered post-mortem.  This is what I plan to do, even though I am currently healthy. Life can pass in the blink of an eye and we are not promised another tomorrow. Many naysayers will probably believe that I am paranoid, but I just like to think that if something were to happen that I could leave one more small comfort to them after I’m gone.

I’m practicing my calligraphy and doodling skills to make them as personal and keepsake worthy as possible. I’ve already written some personalized bedtime stories for Madeline. However, these letters will be for life experiences I might miss out on and just for guidance as she grows. The letters to my husband will be reflections on the amazing life we have together and all of the things I want for the both of them in the future.

Family is truly the most important thing in the world to me. This is just one of the many things I want to do to make sure they know it. What are some of your ideas for carrying on your legacy after you’re gone? Let me know in the comments.

See ya soon,
Lauren