You people have outdone yourselves.
I am in awe of your kindness and generosity.
And I am not only amazed at the number of cards. But also the time you all put into these cards. The thoughtful messages, the special notes for the parents of the kids, the little gifts… everything. Wow. Really. Wow.
Jana was over last night as I opened about 20 packages. We were feeling so good looking at them all. So many people reaching out to these kids that they don’t even know. Suzanne from IL had her kids write notes to Taylor and Lauren. SO CUTE. Jayne from CA wrote messages that made my heart just melt. Linda from MI – I so wish I could give you a big hug for the words you wrote to me. So uplifting. Sandy from CA sent 14 goodies. Woohoo! Cherlene from OH had a card full of dentist jokes – so clever! (The dad is a dentist.) And Tea from Norway made the most fabulous project – they will love it.
I could go on and on.
But instead, I am going to go dig downstairs for some more goodies to put up for prizes. It is the only way I know to pass the smiles on. And one website sent me a box of goodies from her COOL store – can’t wait to share with you. Just need Colin to cooperate for some pictures first… More soon…
Now, I have two things:
First, please keep in mind that I am unable to keep track of everyone’s names and email addresses. So, be sure to look back the week following August 15th to find out if you are a winner of a prize. Thank you!
Second, many more cards are coming in then I thought would. This is such a good thing! I wondered what you would all think of this: Some of you have sent cards that don’t have names on them. Would it be ok if these cards were given to some of Taylor, Lauren and Samuel’s friends in Africa? Maybe new kids they meet? Or some of the kids they know whose families are serving on the Mercy Ships? Passing on even more goodness… Let me know what you think. If you want to email me directly, feel free. (My email is on the sidebar.)
Again, thanks to everyone. 🙂