Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Things You Would Have Said

Jackie Hooper is a writer who is putting together an anthology called The Things You Would Have Said. It is full of letters from individuals who never got the chance to tell people in life/in person what they wish they would have. (I think if you go to her site you can read about how you can submit your own letter.)

Months ago Jackie asked me to submit something to her collection, and I did. Eventually, it'll appear in book form, but she let me know that yesterday it was featured on her site.

So, check it out. It is to my grandmother who is still living but with dementia. I wrote about this a few months ago, but was not allowed to post the exact letter I'd submitted to the anthology. But now you can actually read the original on her site.

I wonder how my letter would be different if I had written it today, with the knowledge that my grandfather is no longer alive. He died in October.

5 comments:

Heather said...

That is a beautiful letter. So many of those things I would have loved to have told my grandma before she died.

Anonymous said...

I love learning about your grandmother and the beautiful journey of your relationship with her. This is an amazing l letter Rebekah. *tear*....hits close to home. Hannah

FeliciaE said...

I could have written this letter. I lost my grandmother 3 years ago on the 10th, to dementia.

Enjoy her while she is here.

This is such an amazingly beautiful letter.

heather said...

Your letter was beautiful.

Mindi said...

Beautiful letter! My grandmother has dementia as well, but unfortunatley she doesn't have the peace of knowing Jesus and what lies ahead after this world. Makes me wish I could have helped her find that relationship with God before the dementia took over