I have always tried to make some of my Christmas presents by hand. I have done a bit of blacksmithing and I can weld, grind and burnish almost any type of metal so those types of gifts are not hard for me to make. I also dabble in leather craft. I am not a very good at carving and shading, but I do some border tooling and stamping as well as hand stitching.
I like working with my hands, but to tell you the truth I like writing letters just as much. A heart felt hand written letter means more to me than any other gift I receive.
This year I am writing a special letter to my step Father.
My Father past away in 1991 and after a 8 0r 9 years and a move that took her up to north Idaho, she met Paul.
He is as different a man from my Father as you could find. My Father was a rough, hard working, hard drinking man who made and lost more than few fortunes in his life. There was never a dull moment around our ranch, that's for sure. I loved my father dearly, but he was a troubled man doing the best he could.
Paul is a very quiet, kind, God loving man, and he loves my Mother with all his heart. I only get to see them once a year or so and I wish I could spend more time with them both.
I like Paul as a person and I love him for how he loves my Mother. I want him to know how important he is to me, how I don't have to worry about Mom as much because I know she is in good hands.
Have you been the recipient of such a letter? Have you ever written one?