I spent some time cleaning out our upstairs room today and came across a box of hundreds of sympathy cards we received after losing Brenham. I sat there on the floor for a LONG time (so long that my leg went severely numb!) reading through them. I got cards from so many people; a few are from strangers that read Brenham's obituary in the newspaper, a man running for State Representative, the people from our local bank, the nursing staff that took care of me and Brenham while I was in the hospital, the dj's from a local Christian radio station, friends from high school, our entire neighborhood, probably every member of our church, our friends and family. I even found a 20 dollar bill in a card from my Grandma (miss you Grandma)!
I was just so touched once again by such caring and thoughtful cards even now, almost 3 years later those cards encouraged me and brought a smile to my face.
A couple weeks ago I got my first ever fan mail letter from a couple of teenage girls (Hi Megan and Taylor & the rest of Mrs. H's 7th Grade GEMS group!) Those girls wrote me the sweetest letter, it made my entire day! And I'm not just saying that, it really did!
It just reminded me how much a simple card or letter of encouragement can mean to someone going through a tough time, I encourage all of you to remember this and challenge you to send a card out to someone this week who could use a little pick me up!