Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mail Call!

 

It has been a while since I have shared a Mail Call post.  Life has been hectic and we’ve have the usual slow down of letters that happens after the first of the year.

Thursday, we were blessed to find an envelope from Compassion International in our mailbox.  I was excited to see that it was one of the bigger envelopes, too. Usually those bring letters and a photo as well.

I tore into the envelope right in the driveway, like I do with most mail from Compassion.

Our letter was from Yishak in Ethiopia! Stapled to the letter I found two beautiful photos!

YishakBday2011

Yishak turned 14 during the summer and these pictures were taken then. I have seen other pictures of sponsored children cutting a large piece of bread like this.  I believe this bread is called Dabo, and it is a part of many celebrations.

The next photo brought tears to my eyes.

YishakFamily2011

I think that this family is just stunningly beautiful. The tenderness shown in this photo is so sweet and lovely.

The last week has been emotionally hard and heart-wrenching for me, but a letter and photos from our family in Ethiopia brought some joy to my soul.

Have you heard from any of your sponsored children recently?  I hope that the post-Christmas letter drought is passing and that you’ve been blessed at your mailbox.

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