I often write letters to Ykaie but it’s mostly just short messages written on a sticky note — most often stuck on her lunch box saying “have a nice day” , “good luck on your exam today”, or “i love you”.
There may be longer ones written on her birthday card or a Christmas card….
Several weeks ago, just before Christmas, I wrote the longest letter I’ve written to Ykaie. She went on a retreat (or recollection). Because she goes in a Catholic school, just as I did, students go on a retreat during the 6th grade and the 12th grade (or in my case, when I was in 4th year highschool). The year before graduation. This is so the students can improve on their spirituality and spend time to reconnect with God and oneself.
It is really life-changing and I can still remember the content of my nanay’s letter in my retreat like it was yesterday. I don’t think I can really share with you EXACTLY what I wrote in my letter to Ykaie because it’s too personal but I will share with you the general things I wrote.
Things To Write in a Retreat Letter
- I started the letter like I normally would by asking how is she doing and telling her how much I miss her. I am not used to her not sleeping at home, you know.
- I told her how much I love her and how much she is appreciated.
- I reminisced a little about whens she was a baby and some of our experiences together. I also told her how happy she made me.
- I told her how proud I am of her and how much I believed in her.
- I apologized to her if sometimes I hurt her with my words and I told her the reason why I sometimes say them.
- I told her some advice and reminders…about her relationship with God, about keeping family first, and life in general.
- Most of all I reminded her that she can come to me with anything — anything at all — and no matter what and I will help her figure things out without judgement.
Tears welled in my eyes I was writing this letter and Ykaie told me it made her cry as well….
peanutbutter♥ wrote a letter too but I don’t think he’s ready to share it.