It takes time to mail a real letter. Few humans take the time to send cards or letters. Even at Christmas time there is an overwhelming feeling that sending cards is not a priority anymore. It is truly a dying art. I wonder if handwritten correspondence is another thing technology has murdered.
I’m lucky. My teenagers are good kids. They work hard at school. Mostly respectful. There is the normal teenager I know everything and my parents know nothing attitudes. Even that isn’t too bad. They are intelligent, unique, amazing, individuals who surprise me with how much they love life and the humans they share it with.
Still, being their mom is challenging. Many prayers and much patience abound. My goal is to prepare them to live without me and their Dad one day. Deep down I know they will be alright.
The catch is, I need to relax and let them learn from their own mistakes, but I don’t want them to hurt in any way. I want to protect them from harm caused by others or their actions. An almost impossible task.
Floridians like winter with a just couple of cold days and lots of sun. They don’t own heavy coats or boots. They drink hot cocoa and coffee all year even in the heat of Summer. They have fireplaces that burn and stop with a push of a button. They like the idea of snow but prefer to watch it from afar. They have never owned a snow shovel and don’t roast chestnuts on open fires. Their roadways are never salted. They prefer salt on rims of drink glasses instead.
We love sending and receiving Christmas cards. Please use the “Contact Us” link above or click the picture below to give us your address. The O’Gara Clan will send you a card in the mail. Yes, with real paper, a stamp, love, and holiday cheer!