Thank You Notes ’13

25 Nov

Much like last year I thought I’d say a few words about the pen pals I have who I’m very thankful for in honor of Thanksgiving. Once again I won’t use any names in the hopes that I’ve done each current pen pal of mine enough justice that they can find the paragraph that pertains to them. If for some reason, pen pals of mine, you can’t find one keep in mind that those below are all pen pals I’ve heard from within the past five months and more than five times overall.

~ You may be one month younger than me, but you, my friend, are wise beyond our years. I don’t mind writing to you because not only do you respond to all of my thoughts, hopes, and concerns, you’re so insightful about anything and everything. I love your enthusiasm whether it’s for your relationships, your piracy, or my silly little FB games. We’ve been writing for several years and I see us writing each other for many years to come.

~Earlier in the year I got the idea to acquire a postcard pen pal and you were sweet enough to indulge my request– you’re just pretty sweet in general. Not only have I loved writing you all sorts of blurbs about me and reading yours, I had so much fun collecting postcards from each state to send your way, though collecting them and sending them is still a work in progress. Watch your mailbox because I just sent you a postcard from New Hampshire!

~ You and I started writing letters this year thanks to a mutual pen pal of ours. Although I don’t feel incredibly close to you (yet), I have found it really easy to talk to you about my son since you’ve experienced raising two children of your own. Occasionally I will feel like people without kids sort of gloss over what I say about Logan, but you seem to remember all of those things which is a big deal to me.

~ Originally I went to become pen pals with someone you write with, but from the second I saw your last name– a name extremely close to my maiden one– in her friends list, I knew I’d rather be writing you. I may not be the Block-head or Twilighter you are, but I’m still enjoying finding other similarities between us.

~ We might have gone 2+ years without talking, but nothing could ever change the fact that you’re still my very first pen pal! I sent you a letter late last year after our “hiatus” and though we haven’t written a lot since then I’m happy you’ll send me letters when you can as well as Logan friendly things– it reminds me of when we first started writing and you enclosed little letters for the the little girls I watched 🙂

~ What can I say to you that I haven’t said already? I love that you write me so often and that we’ve exchanged extra pieces of stationery. I love that you’ll send me silly little postcards, stickers, and souvenirs. I love how we not only talk about Glee but the Once Upon a Time series now, too. Etc. Etc. Thanks for being the quality pen pal someone we know claimed you weren’t.

~ We started writing each other before you found your significant other (again), and now here we are, both a Mrs.! I always love hearing from you whether you’re carrying on about your relationship, crazy girls, or one of the several shows we have in common. The last time I did a post like this I told you I admired you and that’s just as true as ever.

~ I was really hoping to meet you this past summer, but if anyone knows “life happens” as much as me it’s you! I appreciate you sending me postcards between your long, chatty letters and giving me a bunch of tips when it comes to this site you’re currently on. You may not send me letters very often, but I always find them worth the wait and full of goodies, proverbial or otherwise. I hope the binder I recently decorated for you makes up for everything you’ve given me!

~ You’ve been quite the busy bee so you’re taking a break from pen palling now. However you think so much of lil’ ol’ me that if/when you go on trips you’re still planning to send me blank postcards and little letters to go with them. You sent me postcards and some other odds and ends before and it’s a comfort to know that I haven’t seen the last of them or heard the last from you.

~ You and I are still getting to know each other, and I can’t help but think that as our son’s get older they might get to know each other a bit too. I enjoy hearing about your little guy and the fact that you seem to enjoy asking questions as much as I do.

~ I have been really happy to be hearing from your pretty regularly again, and I’m also happy that our letters now include zentangles! You’re a good friend and in one of these Thank You Notes things I’m hoping to call you a good mother, too! I know with everything you’ve been going through it may be hard to feel all that thankful, but some things you have to be thankful for include (but aren’t limited to) a supportive husband, a big heart, and an awesome taste in TV shows, hehe.

~ You may not officially be my pen pal, but you’re certainly a great friend! Not everyone would write a person just because they know how much they like getting mail. I love that we’ve been sending monthly postcards to each other for the past year and I just flat out love you. After all, I don’t write just anyone notebooks full of randomness, and not just anyone would sit through it if I did. I hope that one day you’ll get to visit us– Tomfoolery needs a sequel!

~ I think it’s as nice to get your letters as your daughter thinks it is to get my extra stationery, hehe. Considering everything your family’s going through as of late I rarely expect to hear from you yet you still find the time to write me– I find that admirable. All the best to you and yours!

~ First of all, thanks again for the save-the-date– it’s the most super one I’ve ever seen 😉 Second of all, thanks for everything else you’ve sent me over the past few years! Your letters and cards are always so upbeat and I hope my mailbox will keep ’em coming!

~ You also might not technically be a pen pal, but you still write me from time to time anyway and I love you for that! It’s kind of crazy knowing we met through a pen pal of mine and wound up writing each other years after the fact. I knew you were amazing when I met you six years ago, and with each passing year I believe it even more. I hope you get to meet the boys I’ve been telling you about one of these days.

Not that my pen pals needed proof, but I hope this post shows them how thankful for each of them I am, While I’m at it, I’d like to thank everyone who has been reading these blogs of mine over the past 14 months– that means you!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~


5 Responses to “Thank You Notes ’13”

  1. Aussa Lorens 11/28/2013 at 10:10 pm #

    Whaaaat? You have pen pals? Like old school postal service? Jealous. In so many ways. My 12 year old self is jealous all the way up to my 27 year old self.

    • Sincerely Kate 11/28/2013 at 10:17 pm #

      Haha, that I do! I’d be happy to write you if you’re interested 😀

      • Aussa Lorens 11/28/2013 at 10:21 pm #

        Hahaha I’d be a horrible pen pal– all my mail is redirected by some anti-stalker government thing and I only get it every few months. Luckily it is mostly junk and credit card offers anyway 😉

      • Sincerely Kate 11/29/2013 at 6:35 am #

        Yikes! Well, should you decide to try it anyway, you can send your address and whatnot to

      • Aussa Lorens 11/29/2013 at 2:22 pm #

        Aw, you’re the sweetest!

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