Thankful for the best Christmas gift a girl can get! Love Letters!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

I am waiting for a delivery.  I need to be at home packing, but I'm at my office waiting for UPS and USPS because I have a new replacement mouse that should be coming today.  I paid extra.  It says it's coming today and I was excited for the Fedex truck, but no, that was my brother's package.

But with all the gifts piled up and no wrapping started yet, I was thinking about my favorite gift of every Christmas since 2000.  Someday I hope Cooper and MJ will enjoy those gifts.  I hope my daughter will enjoy them too.  I hope his sons will read them some day. But for now, they are just mine.  

The first one came in the mail. He was in California for Christmas in 2000. All the others have been rolled up and tied with a ribbon and stuck in our Christmas tree.  If I didn't get anything else for Christmas, this would be enough.

Every year my Donald (who is the best husband ever) writes me a love letter for Christmas.  It's on beautiful parchment stationery and filled with his thoughts for the year coming to a close.  He's called me his guiding star.  So not only am I so very thankful for Donald and every little thing he does for me all through out the year, but I'm thankful for the time and love he spends writing that letter each year.   My thoughts are to sit down one day and write a book surrounding his letters and talking about my thoughts about his thoughts for the year.  

I think that our children and grandchildren could read the letters and my thoughts about our life and the letters and have a depth of understanding of best love story that ever existed.  There was no glass slipper, there was no poison apple, there was no tower I was locked away in, but there was a magical first kiss and certainly a happily ever after.

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Comments (22)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Tammy - happily ever after moments can certainly be special.  And those moments are often associated with anticipation.  Gratitude often arrives when the timing is ideal.  As expected, as well as when it is not-so scheduled.  

Nov 30, 2022 03:16 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

This is a heartfelt post on the partner that shares life with you and helps you make it through the days.  I am fortunate to have similar

Nov 30, 2022 03:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Tammy- I remember when I first read about Your Donald and knew he was special. I love that he writes a letter to you every Christmas! What better gift could anyone want?!!

Nov 30, 2022 04:57 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

O M G! I am sitting here with tears of joy, Tammy! As long as we've known each other, I've never known about the love letters. You know I have always thought the world of Your Donald but, he just move up a GIANT pedestal in my mind...and heart!

How truly wonderful and please, please do write that book, Tammy. Do it now! You'll be SO glad you did. OH and I want to be your proofreader!! ;-) 

Thank you for sharing this beautiful story, Tammy. I absolutely love you two!

Nov 30, 2022 05:43 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing your grand memories of what makes you so grateful Tammy Lankford, 

Nov 30, 2022 09:25 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Don Baker is a really good man, such a nice thing that he does for you each and every Christmas!

Dec 01, 2022 04:48 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Oh, how wonderful! I love this story; an annual love letter is the most romantic thing ever.

Dec 01, 2022 05:14 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Tammy,

Ohhhhhhhhh! Keep putting that love out there in the world. We need more of that.

Dec 05, 2022 05:06 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Every year my Donald (who is the best husband ever) writes me a love letter for Christmas.  Very sweet of him continuously for 22 years.

Dec 05, 2022 08:23 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Michael Jacobs There are many outstandingly happy moments in my happily ever after life.  Donald was the perfect person to complete my life.

Dec 06, 2022 11:57 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Ed Silva life is so much better when you are sharing it with your perfect fit.

Dec 06, 2022 11:58 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Kathy Streib I can't think of a better gift from him.  Grandkids are the only topper.

Dec 06, 2022 11:59 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Debe Maxwell, CRS Just thought of doing that in the last few years which have been exceptionally busy.  But you are right, I don't need to put it off.

Dec 06, 2022 12:00 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS it's the gift I'm always the most excited about.

Dec 06, 2022 12:00 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Brian England I told his mama time and time again she raised a good man.  He wasn't the perfect teenager, but the lessons she gave him are rooted deeply in his being as an adult.

Dec 06, 2022 12:02 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Kat Palmiotti it's always my favorite gift, I always cry joyful tears reading it.  And they have a special box where I collect them inside the safe.

Dec 06, 2022 12:02 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Dorte Engel I believe the love we share fills our little corner of the universe with goodness and light.

Dec 06, 2022 12:03 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Sam Shueh yes, very good of him.  He's a really good person and helps the world be a better place in everything he does.

Dec 06, 2022 12:04 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Tammy Lankford, you really know how to write a Hallmark Blog Post for the Christmas Holidays! This is so heartwarming and beautiful!!!

Dec 18, 2022 08:52 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP Aww thanks.  I really feel like my life worked out like one of those Hallmark movies.  I was lucky enough to get my happily ever after and each day is a gift I try not to take for granted.  I hope I have many more, but try to live like it could be my last.

Dec 18, 2022 12:03 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Tammy Lankford, you are an inspiration without even trying! I wish you and your family an abundance of blessings and good health.

Dec 18, 2022 02:37 PM