The story begins with the wife discovering old letters while she is cleaning the room. She sits to read them. She has time because she is waiting for her husband to return after begin away for quite a few days.
The story unfolds through these letters. These are letters that she had written to her pen pal years ago. This pen pal of hers had become someone who she really likes sharing all her thoughts with. It was much later that she discovered that this pen pal was her long lost childhood friend.
The story wraps up with the readers being told that she is now happily married to this pen pal of hers.