Letters of Love…from Mom

Hey friends!

I’ve been a little MIA on my blog.  Something really exciting happened last week, and I hope to share it with you on Thursday!  :)

It has been somewhat consuming, both mentally and physically, but TOTALLY worth it. 

This week on my blog, in honor of this month of LOVE, I will be focusing on Letters of Love.Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 10.57.55 AM The idea for these posts came from what happened to me last week.

In the effort to organize my office (which I haven’t shared with you yet,) I went through a bunch of paperwork and keepsakes that needed to be organized better. 

I was sitting in my office room floor late one evening when I happened upon a stack of letters from my mom.  I’ve shared a little about some of these letters on my blog before.  I’ve share how much my mom loved to write.  I’ve shared how her letters to me brought me comfort after her death.

It seems that these letters from my mom, some over 40 years old, always make it to my heart when I need it the most. 

Tears flowed down my face as I re-read these precious notes from my mom.  I cannot explain the amount of love I felt when I read them.   I wonder if Mom knew all those years ago how much comfort her notes would give me now?

This is one of the earliest notes from Mom that I have.  I was one year old.


Here is a picture of Mom holding me in our matching outfits that she made for my first Christmas.  Isn’t she beautiful?!!


Here is another letter she wrote when I was three.  I love how she told me things I did and said. 



In case you can’t read her writing, it says…“Dear Traci, Well you’re 3 years old today.  You and Blake have started fighting this year.  One day you were fighting and I came in the bedroom and asked what was the matter.  You said, “He hit me, and I hit he.”  I laughed so hard that no one got spanked.  (Back) You loved to talk on the telephone.  One day I went in the kitchen and you were talking away.  I said, “Traci, hang that phone up.”  You said, “I talking to de operator.”  One day I was making your Christmas dress.  It was a long red one.  I had some white material to make you a pinafore.  I said, “Traci, Mommy’s going to make you another dress out of this white material to go over that one.”  You said-“Oh Mommy, jew gonna make me look just like an angel!”  At that moment, honey, you were an angel to mommy.  I love you.”


Now as a mother, I know those moments Mom wrote about all to well.  Those moments when you look at your children and you feel like your heart will bust open if you loved them any more.  

Here is a note from when I was four.  Mom always used to tell me that I couldn’t talk plain.  She said she was about the only one who could understand me at times.  :)   I guess I said “flaying” instead of  “playing,” and “bross” instead of “gross.”  She also said I was sneaky and a little bit of trouble.  Huh?  {wink}


The next one was went I was eight years old.  My favorite part of this letter is the last paragraph on the back.  Mom said I loved to write stories and that I wanted to be a writer someday!!  Oh my goodness!  I can hardly believe that I “write” on my blog for a living!

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This last letter is front and back, and one of my favorite.  It is when I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior.  (I will write it out below the picture in case you cannot read it.)


 Dear Traci,

Boy, this has been an exciting week for you!  You were saved!  You went forwardin church last Sunday.  Also took your 1st Lord’s Supper.  You will probably be baptized in another week or two.  I’m so proud of you.  More than anything in this world I want you to be in heaven with me.  Now you will!  I love you!  That’s the most important thing you will ever do in your life (be saved.)  

You’ve had a good 3rd grade this year.  Kim Cates is still your best friend.

I’ve got to take you to the doctor to have stitches taken out of your forehead today.  You fell at Satica’s.  You had to have 3 stitches.

Right now at school you all are working on a Japanese program.  I guess I’ll be working on a costume!

I don’t know yet whether you’re going to be on the swim team or not.  You’re a good swimmer.

You’re still taking piano lessons from Mrs. Giacone.  You’re starting your “5th” book!

I hope to get you in a gymnastics class soon. You’re so flexible.  You can do almost anything. 

I thank God He gave me such a precious daughter.  You’re just perfect!

                                                                                                      Much love, 

                                                                                                      Your Loving Mother

P.S.  I pray that God will guide you in your Christian life.  I love you and He does too.

You’ve enjoyed your own room in our new house.  You have slept with about 5 dolls and 2 stuffed animals every night.



Letters full of love.  From a mother to her daughter.

Letters that still make this daughter feel so loved after all these years.  

Mom knew the power of words and the gift of writing.  She was known by family and friends as an encourager and prayer warrior through the countless cards and letters she sent to others. 

Some of her last earthly acts before she died was writing back all of the people who had sent her get well cards.

Mom may not be living now.  

I might not get to pick up the phone and talk to her when I need her.  

But she is forever in my heart.  Her words still encourage me.  They still inspire me.


I pray that my boys feel the same love in the letters I write to them.

Is there someone in your life that needs a letter of love from you this week?










  1. Thank you for sharing your letters and for sharing the love between you and your mother. You (and she) have just encouraged me to write a letter or two to my 7 grown children. Love!

  2. Traci- those letters are so beautiful! What a blessing you have those to read. Thank you for sharing them. God bless your heart sweet lady. Can’t wait to hear your news ;-)

  3. Such beautiful letters, thank you for sharing with us! I hope to have that same relationship with my kids, and hope that they also know how much I love them long after I’m in heaven waiting on them to join me. muah!

  4. I have always written letters to my children too. I have been meaning to write one lately – it’s been a couple of years. I am off to do so now! Thanks for the reminder. =)

    What a sweet mom you had.

  5. Wiping tears from my cheeks. What a gift she gave you, Traci. She was a lovely woman and mother. I would have loved to have letters like that from my mother.

    I wrote in my daughter’s baby books, and sent letters and notes to tell them how much I love them and how special they are (both adults now). I hope my letters mean as much to them as these do to you.

    A mother who loves G-d is a blessing. Thank you for sharing these with us. It was a wonderful part of my day to read this.


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