Dear Chris,I didn't send Christmas cards to anybody that year. I wasn't in that mode yet. I didn't get into it until well into my 30's, when I sent quite a few to families I met through We Make History and everybody I thought played a role in my epiphany year of 2006. I kept it going for a couple of years, and then I decided just to end it. That sounds horrible, I know. But I figured I would pray for them instead.
I just thought I'd write you a little letter to see how you were. I haven't heard from you for such a long time so I wondered if everything was o.k. I was looking through [your Raytown friend's] letter and she appeared to think that you haven't or didn't have many friends when you lived in Raytown?
Did you receive my Christmas present of chocolates? I didn't know what you would like for Christmas so I decided they were nice enough. Did you receive my Christmas card as well? I wasn't sure if you had because, well this sounds really odd, I thought you would have sent me one back. I'm not that bothered because I love to give rather than to receive.
I had my hair cut up to my shoulders yesterday. It's o.k. but I don't think it makes me look any better. It was just that my hair was in really bad condition.You want bad? Try living with naturally curly hair and being mistaken for a girl.
I'm setting up my plans for my visit to America in July. It does give me problems such as a lot of money, whether I get on with [your Raytown friend] or not. That really is my main problem, about my worries about whether I will get on with her and her friends. I find it very worrying as I would like to be friends with her.
Lots of Love,