Day Six of Count Your Blessings
Elder PW has been gone just over nineteen months, sixteen of which have been in Argentina. When my brother was a missionary in Argentina thirty years ago, we waited weeks for each letter and sometimes months. A weekly email from Elder PW is such a blessing!! I count on it to retain my sanity.
But as much as I appreciate email, I truly love and treasure a "real" letter that comes in an envelope with a stamp on it. It is tangible, I can take it upstairs, sit on my bed and relish it. I can smell it, re-read it, carry it with me and share it with someone else. There's nothing like a real letter. (And I hate to call it snail-mail because I think the letters from my mother in San Diego arrive in two days--I can't drive the distance that fast!)
But I do truly appreciate the speed and convenience of email. I think we need both.