Friday, July 29, 2011

Unsolicited Mail & A Sincere Request

If  you've been following along you know how much I love my mail, be it email or letters, from my special friends in the Philippines. Well, I recently got a little of each.

The first was a letter from Dan, the Asst. Director at God's Town. Now the normal course of our correspondence is I write, I get an answer. This letter arrived totally out of the blue and not in response to anything I wrote or sent. What a joy to find it in the mailbox. Well actually Aaron found it first and did his usual "close your eyes, hold out your hand, I've got a surprise for you". Which by now I've learned means mail from someone there.

After smiling like the Cheshire Cat I read over my letter. He was just checking, saying hello and telling me a few things like how Ming Ming had kittens which I knew. Boy I would love to see some pictures of them. This letter seemed to indicate all was well.

My next surprise communication was email from Sebio...It did not appear to be in response to one I had sent, at least not recently. Since his Internet usage is so sporadic I never know when he'll receive email. And when he wasn't in school I figured he would have no Internet time.

Here is the extent of his contact....remember he is a shy young man of "few" words.

June 5, 2011
Subject Line:  This is Sebio

Hi ma'am Dawn
I'm here in catbalogan in Internet cafe
I excited to school because I'm second year college

Good thing for that subject line and email addy, he never signs off on his emails! I wrote back asking how everyone was and probably a few other things and the response.

July 8, 2011
Yes ma'am I'm doing well at school
we are a good healthy

So there you have the update, school good, everyone healthy. I really don't mind the brevity of the messages, it's always the fact of being thought of that counts for me.

Before I sign off this time I'd like to ask my blog followers for some help. If you take a look to the right you'll see a lovely pink block. If you click on that pink block it should take you to a donation form where, if you are able, you can sponsor me in my efforts this October to walk 60 Miles in 3 Days during the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure. I've been training hard and appreciate those who have sponsored me so far, but I've got a ways to go before reaching my $2,300 fundraising goal. So any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.

As my Filipino friends say, Salamat or thank you for reading and any help you can give for this new challenge I am taking on

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing how much he has grown. Second year of college already. I agree with you, it's not the size of the message, it's the thought.