** This month, I am sending out a couple of notes to some special friends near and far. I also will be sending a package to a mother who lost her precious daughter in September. The gift is a quilt, and I have a long letter to hand write that will be delivered with the quilt. This one will be bittersweet for sure.
Out of that endeavor developed another project to bring a little joy and excitement to seniors all over the country. A spin off from a dear facebook friend's project, I started this on my own blog. Each month, (hopefully) I post about a senior s birthday and leave the information on my blog and I also have a designated email for this. If you'd like to be a part of making a big difference with just a small amount of effort, please join us. You can email me at onefineblessing (at) yahoo (dot) com to be added to the email list. Likewise, if you know a senior who would benefit from this or could just use a little pick me up, please email me their name and birth date so we can be sure and spread a little cheer.
****Please visit the blog that will be linked today to this post below.....I don't want you to miss the photos of two of the birthday recipients.
The month of October had a few birthdays to celebrate our seniors. I'd like to follow up on a few here today.
You may recall Tony, who had a Birthday on October 1st. He had been battling cancer for quiet a while. Tony passed from this life two weeks after his birthday. He had the best time with all the cards that filled his mailbox for his birthday celebration. I know there were other groups sending cards besides us so he really was enjoying all the mail. I was a bit sad when I heard this news, but the thought came to mind rather quickly, what a privilege to be able to celebrate this seniors last birthday even in a small way and show love and support. I am forever grateful for that opportunity.
The end of the month was Hank's birthday. The cards came at a most opportune time for he had been under the weather the couple of weeks leading up to his birthday. He told me in an email that the cards came at a time his spirits were so low, and the cards really brought a bright spot during this time. How great to be part of that too!
One of my blogging friends, Pipstitch, saw this cute postcard and sent it to me. She said she was not really on vacation, but saw it and thought of me!! I have this cutie on the bulletin board in my sewing room. What a thoughtful gesture, and it certainly touched my heart. Thank you so much Patty for sending it, it really brightened my day!
I have a link up if you'd like to share something about your own letter writing journey this year. Just feel free to link in below.