Today I am sharing postcards, that I have received recently. The top one is from Poland and the bottom one from Russia. For years I had been one to have interest in pen-paling. Sending a word of encouragement has always been important to me. In my young years I had friends that got to travel and have experiences, that took them to fun and interesting places. I made a point of keeping all of the postcards. It totally amazes me how thoughtful people are. It takes time to go through the process of getting the name, choosing a postcard, writing and purchasing international stamps. Sometimes there may be tiny stickers added and such kind sentiments. What’s more important is that I get to pray for those that I am sending a postcard to, and for those that I receive from. If this appeals to you check out postcrossing. It’s very much a blessing and I am thankful for the opportunity to do this. ps The one from Russia came just as in this photo. It was a bit dilapidated, but with all of those miles, I might be too.
I got mail.. My favorite things..
Dear women and children of Ukraine, It’s important for me, to let you know, that I am thinking about you. I have shed tears for your situation and have at times felt helpless. As I have viewed the news, I secretly imagined myself being transported to help. I am a senior woman. I have thought that I could hold a hand, or comfort a baby or child. To hear about and read about your tenacity, is truly inspiring. I know that I could learn much from you, from your determination to follow through, with what is on your heart to do. As a bystander from the United States, I cheer you on. With prayer and love, may you be carried to safety. There is power in prayer and I will continue to pray. Thanking my Lord for all he is doing, and going to do. He knows you by name, sees your tears.. He is a God of love and compassion. Remember you are courageous and you are strong.. I close with, The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid.. Sincerely, In Him, Roberta