- Posted April 25, 2010 by
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The week I left for college, I was a nervous wreck. I grew up in a very small town, I had never been away from home for more than a week, and I was afraid to be in this big, new place where I didn't know anyone. Shortly after I moved in to the dorm, I received the first letter from my grandpa. He sent another note the following week. In each letter he gave a little advice and some words of encouragement. The first letter said,
"Just a note to let you know we miss you already. Yesterday was very difficult for me. I didn't want you to grow up so fast.
How are you getting along? Try to initiate new friendships. Try to make a new friend every day. Make good decisions and you will be just fine.
You are pretty and you are smart - I love you with all my heart."
In the second letter he gave more advice -
"Work hard - have fun - make good decisions. Good things happen when you make good decisions."
He signed the second letter with the same words as the first, "You are pretty and you are smart - I love you with all my heart."
That was almost eleven years ago and I still have those letters; I keep them in my jewelry box and look at them still from time to time. They were each just short notes of encouragement - but they absolutely meant the world to me. Thank you, Grandpa!