I sponsor two children and recently it’s struck me how differently the two of them are in their ‘writing style’.
My little girl in Thailand is nearly 12 years old, I’ve probably heard from her three times this year, and we’re starting to reach the point where I’ve sponsored her long enough that we’re starting to form a conversation, a bit of flow between the letters, which I’m really enjoying.
For example, she has been telling me about her visit to a national park with her family; how they saw a bear, and she asked if I have national parks near me, so I sent her a photo of some New Forest ponies.
My little boy in Tanzania is only seven and only ever puts two or three sentences in a letter, like “receive my greetings wherever you are,” and “My family and I are doing well”. And yet I’ve received so many this year I’ve started to lose track!
In both ways I really enjoy how they write. I love how the little boy wants to write to me so often, and I love how the little girl writes so much.
In their own way they each have lots to say and it’s as though one Tweets and the other blogs!
How does your sponsored child write to you?
Have you managed to strike up some sort of conversation with them?