Since my Nanny (grandmom) had a stroke in October 2011, she has lived in a care home and has not been able to walk or write. I cannot easily phone her for a chat and miss knowing that I can reach her. The communication I miss the most, however, is her letters. Some time when I was at university, we started writing regular letters to one another and continued this through my time in Mexico, Scotland (the first time), the USA, and then finally Scotland again.
When we visited the States last year, she showed me the letters that I had written her and I was glad that I had continued my letters. It has taken time over the past year and a half to get used to writing letters in which I can only ask rhetorical questions or share one sided information and I have really missed hearing her voice arrive through the mail each week. I have missed her side of the conversation more than I can express.