I will be posting a few blogs this week but starting with March’s love letters first! Let’s get our pencils out and start creating beautiful cards to be shared with others!
It’s a moment to share love with a stranger instead of getting upset with a stranger!!!! When you write these letters please do not speak of health, religion, politics or race. These letters should be neutral and uplifting. Share a bit of yourself, hobbies & interests. I speak about gratitude, share quotes and share a little about who I am! I make it happy, and cheerful, so they have something that is positive to look forward too.
Skylar has faced some serious circumstances recently. Her friend shared this with us:
“Skylar is your greatest cheerleader and advocate, even if she hardly knows you. She is loyal, sensitive, and hilarious.
Skylar ended up in a toxic relationship during college and shortly after found herself pregnant. We are several years removed from college and Skylar finds herself in a lonely season, raising her precious 3-year-old daughter by herself in less than ideal circumstances while trying to also heal from the trauma she has experienced. Skylar has not been dealt an ‘easy hand’ from the start and has endured a lot of difficult circumstances that leave her feeling discouraged, lonely, and isolated.”
Let’s rally together + send some love and encouragement to Skylar!
℅ Chelsea V.
6631 E 124th St. S.
Bixby, OK 74008
Marie-Pier has been working hard this past year and has an important exam coming soon on top of life. Her friend shared part of Marie-Pier’s story with us:
“Marie-Pier is the hardest working person I know. She is a resident in the emergency room. Ever since the Covid pandemic hit and we have been on lockdown, she can hardly see her friends and family, most importantly because of her contact with patients.
She lives alone, and when she is not working, she spends all of her time studying for the most important exam of her career, which will take place in April.
She is truly committed to her work and her patients, and I have never seen anyone so focused to meet their goals. She stays motivated despite the current circumstances, but I know she feels lonely sometimes. Despite all of this, she is always there for her friends.”
Let’s gather our words of encouragement + gratitude for Marie-Pier!
*Letters are welcome in English and French*
℅ Laurence B.
255 rue Pasteur
Summiya’s life has been one that can be described as magical but has recently faced some dark chapters. Her sister shared part of her story:
“If you can imagine a world where fairies sit on brooks and unicorns take flight then you’ll have a glimpse of how magical my sister’s personality and presence are. Summiya is an incredible mother, wife, daughter, sister, and entrepreneur. On July 17th, 2020 she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Unfortunately, he was born at just 24 weeks, weighing 1 pound and 2.5 ounces (which is considered a micro-preemie baby). Summiya had an emergency C- section due to pregnancy complications and my precious nephew, Sujud, was born into critical condition and spent the first 6 months of his life in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Summiya and her husband have been beautiful pillars of support for each other, but it’s been an uphill climb making sure their children are safe and healthy.
Sujud is home now and has grown so much and has come a long way, but still requires an oxygen tank to help with his breathing. He has to take medications, requires a sterile home environment, and continued doctor appointments and observation as he continues to grow and develop. This is on top of being a mom to a beautiful 2-year-old girl, and running a jewelry business named after her and her daughter, all in addition to just navigating life’s obstacles. Summiya consistently shows up with faith and love for her family. She still exudes magic even when it’s hard.”
Let’s grab our stationary + send some hope and love to Summiya!
℅ Maryam AK
4205 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
Laurie’s birthday is coming up and her daughter shared this with us:
“My mother is the definition of selflessness, compassion, and love. She has devoted her life to raising her family. My sister, who is now 36, has special needs, and both of my parents have always been her biggest advocate and support. Growing up, I have witnessed firsthand my parents’ sacrifice— especially my mother’s.
She stayed at home to care for my sister and me. Always there for when the school called her, driving her 7 days a week to appointments (some out of state), the emergency room when needed, making daily visits when she was in a mental health crisis center with her favorite homemade meals each time (which was quite often) and so much more. My mother is amazing. Now that I am 32 and reflect on her life, I’ve realized that she sacrificed friendships for her family. I am so proud to be her daughter.”
Grab your stationary + let’s wish Laurie a very happy birthday!
℅ Emily Q.
P.O. Box 691376
Orlando, FL 32869
Light & Love,