Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I remember as a little girl, getting so excited whenever letters and cards arrived for me in the mail. I lived in Colorado for about 16 years, and during that time, my grandmother and I would write letters to each other every week. I was always anxious to get her letters - and in those days, we did not have computers to email or cell phones to call whenever we got the urge. I would carefully open each envelope (my grandmother always had a habit of adding last minute thoughts to the back of the envelope before mailing) and I would find a nice quiet spot to learn what was on her heart that week and get brought up to date on news from back home.
She was such a God-fearing woman who trusted Him completely and she was full of gentleness and wisdom. I still have those precious letters and just pulled them out last week and re-read so many of them. Nan's sweet spirit shines through to this day - and makes me realize how much I long for the day we are reunited.
Well, I've been getting some emails from friends about sending Christmas cards to soldiers. Unfortunately, some of the information is outdated, due to previous sites were inundated with cards from good folks like you and getting shut down.
I'm happy to say, I've found a good source of information explaining how to send cards and notes to our soldiers - and what is even more awesome about this is that the Red Cross has provided access to send an electronic card via their website!
Please consider sending some cards to our soldiers, both through the mail and electronically - let them know how much we love and appreciate them, especially while they are so far from home during the holidays. Take a moment to click the link for the Red Cross and watch the short video attached.
Your heart will thank you ♥