You've Got Mail. Very Powerful Words.

On Friday morning, my dog, Wilson, and I walked out to the mailbox. As part of this daily routine, he trots across the driveway with me, then proceeds to sniff around the mailbox while I navigate the sometimes puddles and water in the gutter. I then get the mail out of our brick mailbox and sort through it. After Wilson sniffs around a bit more, we trot back in to the house. So on last Friday morning, I started to sort through the mail and found one letter addressed to me. Not an unusual thing. However, this particular letter made me do a happy dance that completely startled my dog, who then joined in my excitement by howling and wagging his tail relentlessly. We ran back into the house, then I took a deep breath and sat down on my couch.

I almost couldn't believe it when I looked at the envelope again and saw where it had come from and who it was from.

I opened it with hands trembling from excitement.

I read it and tears streamed from my eyes at the incredible growth, the funny lines, and the loving words.

I had a rush of old feelings come back to me and hit me like a ton of bricks.

As I've said before, I love receiving mail. There is nothing better than good old fashioned snail mail, in my opinion. But it's amazing how one letter from a friend in the mission field can absolutely brighten your day, weekend, and probably into the next week.


  1. snail mail is the BEST! with the internet world today, it really shows that someone took the time to write you. a real effort that isn't so easy and quick as an email.
    Love your blog :)

  2. I love snail mail too! We should become pen pals.


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