Attention all writers and friends,
I am starting a collection of the last love letters you might write to a loved one or friend. It is the letter that might be left for them by you, allowing them to know how much you loved them or perhaps one you are choosing to give personally while you are still here. There is a beautiful chapter in Erma Bombeck's book, "Motherhood, The Second Oldest Profession,"
, about a mother of three boys who dies from cancer and leaves each one of her sons a personal letter for their eyes only. I cry everytime I read those letters! I am creating a documentary to go along with my book on the importance of leaving those last words and the feelings you experience writing the letters. All letters will be anonymous unless you would like your name attached to them. Remember, we never truly know which day is our last one here on Earth...like David Bloom, NBC news man, Ken Russert, Meet the Press
, Randy Pausch, THE LAST LECTURE
and I know you can think of many more including thousands who have perished in the many disaster we have witnessed in the last 10 years. Help me encourage those that are not willing to engage in this beautiful exercise realize how meaningful their expressions of love will be. Personally, I wish I had a letter from my Father who suddenly died of a heart attack when I was a teen. As a grief counselor, I have had many grieving clients wish they had found one last note or letter from their parent, partner, or loved one.
If you want more information contact me or send a letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
and visit: www.leavingwithlove.com
Thank you for your help and support,