The chore of going through the mail is one that I get done every 2 or 3 days. There are lots of catalogs, offers to give us credit cards of all sorts, things telling us that we have won this or that, and a couple of times a month there is a bill or 2 which needs to be paid. Mail fills up the shredder and recycling bin regularly.
While going through the usual garbage I came across something unusual, a large envelope, decorated with snowflakes, a snowman, and plenty of glitter. When I opened it gift cards fell out of it, (lots of gift cards). The card enclosed with them read in part "spreading joy to people who are special in the lives of adopted kids. All of us are wishing you happiness this season and good things in the coming year" It was signed with "thank you from all of us.
The post mark on the envelope was from this area. We have no idea who sent it, but it feels wonderful to know that there are people out there who appreciate what we do every day of the the year. We very much treasure our adopted kids, yes, even when they are being rather challenging. We are glad that others have taken notice of what we are doing, but we never expect to be thanked for it. Anyway whoever you are THANK YOU! from all of us.