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Should I stick the old unopened letter inside the envelope, along with my recent one, and send it off?
originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
There is likely a reason you will never know about that delayed that letter from being sent 11 years ago. Just like you will likely never know the reason it was found now, after writing a more recent letter.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. It can't make things worse, and you aren't getting any younger.
Things happen for a reason, even if you never know what that is.
After Mom passed I confronted her about it...BIG TIME. "Where have you been all these years???? Now there's money in the air and suddenly you magically show up...WOW...amazing! Her adult son (my nephew) was there too (she was too cheap to even pay for the gas, so she had to split it with him), and he heard all this. I really let her have it! She swore up and down things would be different now, that she had changed. She swore they'd be in touch, and they'd come visit. BUT...the minute we cut the checks settling the estate, she disappeared and I haven't heard from her since. (save one minor item, which ironically also involved money).
For nearly 30 years we've not spoken, even once.
The old letter, with the present tenses of the parents who are now not here, may make her realize that while we are here on this earth, that's all we get. It may give her some perspective.