I am truly trying to get caught up so I can begin writing a few blogs this week as I have not been posting as consistent!!! I am sharing those who need letters of hope for this month! If you have the opportunity to write a letter that would be fantastic! Just keep in mind these need to be neutral and reframe of politics, religion and negativity. It is writing an uplifting letter to those in need of hope! 💕💕
Talisa’s story has not been one of smooth sailing, especially concerning this past year. Her mother is requesting letters of encouragement and kindness. She wrote:
“Talisa is one of the greatest joys in my life. She was my rock when I was a single mother for a while, being patient and kind when we were struggling. When I remarried, Talisa faced all the challenges of being a military child that most military children face–moving away from friends and family every few years, living in other countries, and not having those roots one would ordinarily have growing up on in one place.
Talisa graduated from nursing school with honors, passed the nursing boards, and responded as a COVID-19 crisis traveling nurse in the Neuro-ICU, the intensive care unit devoted to the care of patients with immediately life-threatening neurological problems. She is now in a transitional part of her life, experiencing life changes in an uncertain world. But Talisa is such a sensitive soul, and I fear she feels these changes deeply. It would be a blessing for her to receive letters of encouragement and inspiration from others, as she is feeling very alone at the moment. Any kind words would definitely lift her gentle spirit.”
Join us as we share with Talisa all the hope & encouragement we have to offer.
℅ Gina L.
P.O. Box 44
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Mary Ann has been struggling with her mental health during this past year. Her granddaughter is requesting a bundle of letters for her so that she might be encouraged. She wrote to us:
“My Grandma, Mary Ann, has spent her entire life devoted to her family and she makes everyone feel incredibly loved. She is a light in the world and is always looking for ways to help others. She teaches sign language to children, knits baby clothes for expectant mothers, and despite living far from us, she and my Grandpa consistently made the three hour drive to see myself and my sisters. When I told her I wanted to be an author, she found a story that I had written and turned it into a handmade book that she decorated and bound together, then she gave it to me and told me that I had written a book.
Before COVID, Mary Ann was very social and active, but in the past year she has had some health issues that require her to take a medication that leaves her feeling nauseous. She has a hard time moving around her house or even sending emails to family and friends. The nausea, coupled with the social isolation, has left her deflated. When we talk to her on the phone, she sounds extremely depressed and discouraged. My grandma is such a loving and encouraging person, I just think she needs some encouragement of her own.”
Let’s send that encouragement to Mary Ann!
Mary Ann’s bundle
℅ Catherine A.
25 Considine Ave
St. Catharines, Ontario
Caylee’s mother reached out to us and asked us to provide some support for her as she faces some medical challenges. She shared:
“Caylee is eleven years old and faces many health issues, including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome–a condition that affects connective tissues in the body–and a heart condition called dilated ascending aorta. She is currently in occupational and physical therapy to help with walking, as she struggles with dislocated knees and ankles, frequently falling, and her feet turning in. Along with these challenges, Caylee suffers from scoliosis, chronic pain, asthma, ADHD, and a sensory processing disorder.
If you look at Caylee, she looks like a typical child, but this little girl goes through a lot. She has faced many battles in her short life, including several surgeries, multiple hospital stays, and lots of tests. She is extremely strong and she finds a lot of joy in Finch, her service Golden Retriever. Caylee loves receiving mail and would benefit from support during her health journey!”
Grab your pens + join us as we write to Caylee letters of encouragement and hope!
c/o Danelle M.
2954 Oak Hill Ct
Madison, IN 47250
Nisali is struggling with her mental health and needs some encouragement. Her partner shared with us:
“Nisali is currently experiencing a severe depressive episode and has been struggling with depression and anxiety for the past six years. She went through university during the pandemic, alone in a foreign country, graduated with flying colours, and is now back in Sri Lanka. She is one of the most resilient people I know, and she fights everyday to recover. However, the current episode she is experiencing is one of the worst she has ever had. It is very debilitating and she is struggling with feeling understood in her home, where her family can sometimes be invalidating. I want Nisali to feel loved, cared for, and most importantly, I want her to know that she is not alone. She needs all the love she can get.”
Let’s extend to Nisali all the love & support that we can!
℅ Nivendra U.
166/1, Rampart Road
Ethul Kotte, 10100
Melissa is a kind, selfless, and loving individual. Part of her story is as follows, shared by her niece:
“My aunt is in need of some love and appreciation. She is the most selfless person and hardest worker I’ve ever known. She gives and gives, and she never once asks or expects anything in return. She and my uncle took my daughter and I in when we had nowhere else to go, and she recently helped us get reliable transportation. Not only does she do loving, kind, and selfless acts for her family and friends, but she would do anything for a stranger, too. Shortly after her grandmother passed, Melissa’s dad and her best friend passed away as well. Even while experiencing an extreme amount of loss in a short amount of time, she has continued to help others as she always has. But I know she’s hurting from her losses, despite her incredible strength.
I truly believe that this world would be a much better place if we all acted a little more like Melissa. I admire her so much, and I look up to her in so many ways. I will never be able to repay her or say a proper thank you for all she’s done for me and my daughter, so I was hoping y’all could help me out with that by writing to her. Will you?”
Let’s join Skylar in her quest to thank Melissa!
℅ Skylar J.
813 Park Street
Pryor, OK 74361