THE SWEETEST NOTE and THE VALUE OF SNAIL MAIL

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I am going to leave the MIRACLE POST up on my
main blog for a few more days. Besides the comments, everyday I have received 5-10 emails from bloggers telling me of their own situation and that this post has given them the courage to make some changes. Many of you have written that it was my writing Micah's Dad that was instrumental in the reunion. This really was Micah's decision and if you knew MICAH, you would know that I could not talk him into anything. I am so proud of him and just today received a note from his DAD, telling me that last Sunday was the best day he has had in eight years. And yet, his situation has not changed, he still lives behind bars, but his words sounded so happy and so hopeful. I am hoping I will get to meet him sometime this summer. I will keep you posted...

Changing subjects....SNAIL MAIL! You know my passion for it.....I have not been able to talk to this friend, but I am sure that she will not mind me sharing this. This is a lady that I met at a Beth Moore Siesta event in San Antonio two years ago, knew her through her blog and we had some mutual friends. Beverly was diagnosed with breast cancer, they had just moved to Austin and had a multitude of problems going on in their life. Her diagnosis was one day one thing and then another doctor thought something else, just a nightmare. I just knew I was suppose to encourage her often through cards. So for over a year I have. I have never seen her again, but have hurt for her over and over. IT seems like one thing would get settled and then something else would happen. We talked some through Facebook and comments on our blogs, but that was the extent of our relationship. This week I received a card from her and what it was, was the inside of a card I had sent her. I am going to use her words here...
"Teresa, I always tear off the beautiful front of your cards and write a message and verse on the back and mail it to my friend who has stage 4 cancer and only has a short time to live. She calls me with tears and she is so grateful. I wouldn't be able to buy her cards like that. So your cards mean a double lot!" Bev
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE VALUE OF A CARD....


Another neat RANDOM THING that happened on EASTER. We had all been to church and after stopping at our favorite restaurant and seeing an hour and half wait, we decided to try a new place. We were seated in the back and Micah overheard the girl at the table next to us, telling her husband that she read my blog....She then ask if I was Teresa? I am pretty sure JACK gave me away...IT was such a nice treat and we had a visit and got a few pictures of Lindsey and
her family....husband Neill and little boy Bennett.


Below are a few RANDOM EASTER PICTURES..

Not a HAPPY CAMPER
BUT IRRESISTIBLE!!!!

PARKER IS REALLY GETTING TO COOL FOR ME TOO MAKE PICTURES.

GRAYSON and AUSTIN

7 comments:

Lady Hill said...

"never underestimate the power of a card"
That is so true.
I cannot tell you how much joy I receive from snail mail. A card, a postcard, even a little "hello" on a post it mailed from a friend who thought of me while at work... I keep every single card and piece of personal mail (not the junk or bills lol) I receive b/c when I'm having a "bad" day I can look at them, read them and feel the love and support of my friends and family.

I'm following your other blog and now I'm following this one too.
Happy Sunday!

http://fromlazytolady.blogspot.com

Chris H said...

Oh what gorgeous wee boys!

singedwingangel said...

How awesome is that?? I would have never thought of recycling cards that way.. Love that you ran into a blog reader while out and about as well...

Channa said...

That is so amazing! You never know how something as simple as a card can change someones life!
You are such a wonderful, amazing person!!

How fun to meet someone who reads your blog and what a small world to be in the same place as them!!

Hope y'all had a great weekend! Big Hugs!

Andrea said...

I love snail mail, too.
Adorable little guys!
Blessings,
andrea

Jane In The Jungle said...

That Grayson is showing so much personality!

I am a memeber of Spirit Jump and I have my church youth group involved also...we send hand made cards to cancer patients...it's a win-win all the way around!

Lynda said...

Thanks for visiting my blog all the way over in East Africa - it's lovely to 'meet' you :) You have a lovely family !
Lynda, Kilimanjaro, East Africa