Saturday, July 5, 2008

Love from home

It was like Christmas in July... a care package from home!  Our friends who traveled from Phoenix came bearing gifts from the States.  I received necessities and treats alike from Valerie in AZ and Ali in WA, and I felt showered by their love for me.  There was a book, and a battery-operated book light, shirts for Justin, more coloring paper for Emma, tea, lotion, scented soaps, oatmeal, sweets and other loving touches.  I loved the photo that Ali stashed in the package - to see her and Tilly smiling at me all the way in Africa.  I cherish the words of encouragement that Valerie sent - the the inclusion of Claude's favorite candy bars.  Thanks for sending your love, it was almost like getting a big hug from you!

1 comment:

Valerie said...

It was definitely a special treat to be able to send a little "comfort" package from us to YOU! I also enjoyed the opportunity to meet Jimmy when we connected for the "hand off" as he was preparing to leave for Uganda the next day. Enjoy the treats and know you are in our thoughts and prayers daily!