It's been tough to write here lately.
If I am being honest, I work a good ten hours a day and all I am left with, when I reach the keys, is speechlessness. Over all of you and what you've done with this "little love letter project" of mine.
These days I feel my wings thumping from behind me. And I stop to remember how much I would have killed for this, lived for this, when I was sixteen years old. Full of Fear. Full of Hesitation. Wanting him to like me. Willing to pretend for just a single chance at a sacred word inflated with the Helium of Pretty Girls and Football Players, Popularity.
But today I have a chance, a chance to reach back and write a letter to a girl just like me... I've had the chance to speak with Hannah's family over the internet and this is what I know...
Hannah is a 16-year-old whose parents recently divorced. She’s taken the divorce hard and has recently become very depressed. Her letter requester wrote, “Hannah was picked on when she was younger and it muted her vibrant personality that she had when she was small. Now she is hesitant to let the real Hannah shine through, though she is a very artistically talented and beautiful girl. We really hope that these love letters will speak to her heart, and will be a spark for her when she feels lost and alone in the world.”
Oh, Hannah. Hannah, Hannah, Hannah.
The things I want for you already. And so today I am writing a love letter for you. And I have Kaleigh Somers, a girl whose heart absolutely swelled for you before she ever even knew your name, writing one beside me. And I am hoping that my readers, the ones tracing this post right this moment, will join me in writing a love letter for you today.
Please take the time today to write a love letter to Hannah today. All letters should be mailed to Hannah's Bundle, PO Box 2061, North Haven CT 06473. More details can be found... H.E.R.E.
Today I am reaching out to coworkers and asking them to write a love letter. Reaching out to my all-star team at She's the First and asking them to write a love letter. To friends & family & you, to script a letter for a girl who needs to find her wings.