Tuesday, September 30, 2014

31 Days Letters to Richard

During the 31 Days of October I am going to link up with Kate Motaung at Heading Home in her twist on The Nester's 31 Day Challenge. The Nester challenges us to write a series on just one topic and each day write something about that topic. Does that make sense? Now, Kate takes it just a step further and encourages us to follow along, but to writes those posts in just five minutes. She is calling it 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes and it closely follows along with Five Minute Friday which she also hosts on her blog. She is providing a list of prompts, which I will be following, as I write letters to my husband Richard. Many of you know that Richard recently died and I am going through the grieving process. Writing these letters to him will help me and maybe somewhere along the way help someone else who may be going through the same process.

The prompts that Kate has provided are:

Wed. Oct. 1 — Day 1 :: Move  
Thurs. Oct. 2 — Day 2 :: View
Fri. Oct. 3 — Day 3 ::New
Sat. Oct. 4 — Day 4 :: Learn
Sun. Oct. 5 — Day 5 :: Stuck
Mon. Oct. 6 — Day 6 :: Know
Tues. Oct. 7 — Day 7 :: Go
Wed. Oct. 8 — Day 8 :: Say
Thurs. Oct. 9 — Day 9 :: Join
Fri. Oct. 10 — Day 10 ::Care
Sat. Oct. 11 — Day 11 :: Teach
Sun. Oct. 12 — Day 12 :: Rest
Mon. Oct. 13 — Day 13 :: Work
Tues. Oct. 14 — Day 14 :: Away
Wed. Oct. 15 — Day 15 :: Life
Thurs. Oct. 16 — Day 16 :: Adjust
Fri. Oct. 17 — LONG
Sat. Oct. 18 — Day 18 :: Taste
Sun. Oct. 19 — Day 19 :: Honor
Mon. Oct. 20 — Day 20 :: Fear
Tues. Oct. 21 — Day 21 :: Second
Wed. Oct. 22 — Day 22 ::Justin's Birthday
Thurs. Oct. 23 — Day 23 :: Look
Fri. Oct. 24 — Dare
Sat. Oct. 25 — Day 25 :: Enjoy
Sun. Oct. 26 — Day 26 :: Visit
Mon. Oct. 27 — Day 27 :: Free
Tues. Oct. 28 — Day 28 :: Wake
Wed. Oct. 29 — Day 29 :: Unite
Thurs. Oct. 30 — Day 30 :: First

Fri. Oct. 31 Day 31 :: TBA


I will link all my posts to a page on my blog so that they will be easy to find. Look here to find them each day. I hope you join the challenge and find new friends to follow throughout the rest of the year. I found several new friends last year through this challenge.


  1. I will be among those reading your letters - which I imagine will be difficult to write.

  2. Paula, my deepest condolences. I missed Richard's passing when I took time off from the my blog. Reading your first and last post in the 31 day hop (and recalling the a-z) I can see how much you have grown as a person, as a wife, and also as a blogger. Thank you too for returning to my blog when I finally squeaked in a post. I'm still catching up. I hope life just gets better and better for you. I know you will always miss Richard but you have left a beautiful legacy for your family to treasure. You have proven (although I personally do not need proof) that writing can be therapeutic and healing, and have a positive, lasting effect.

    1. Thank you Sharon. I don't know whether this experience caused me to grow as a blogger. But it was helpful for me to write about it. It's helped with my grief.


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