Five minutes. Just five minutes to tell you about the best piece of mail I’ve gotten? Oh wait, the best piece of mail I’ve gotten recently. Well then, you are saved from hearing about one of the mushy love letters pictured in the background of my blog. Or the birthday card I got in the mail last fall (mailed by none other than the man who shares my mailbox!).
Last week I got the most delightful package. From someone I’ve never met. But she’s read my blog posts for years. And she and her husband went to school with my brother and his wife. (It’s a small, small world in the Christian homeschooling community, isn’t it?!)
This sweet momma of 2 little kiddoes is also a redhead. And also likes mineral makeup.
She sent me all sorts of makeup samples she’d collected. And? A whole bag of Dove Dark Chocolates. In addition to a fun rambling letter about—what else?—mineral makeup!
(I really miss the days when we all had time to sit down and write long handwritten letters to all of our pen pals. Somehow, email and Twitter and Facebook and Skype just aren’t quite the same as opening up the mailbox to find a thick envelope decorated with stickers and quotations…)
The mineral eye shadow samples thrilled me. (Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve been able to wear eye shadow without it turning my eyes all red and itchy?!) And the dark chocolate? It’s gotten me through a few tough days since.
It was just one of many hundreds of thousands of packages sent across the country that day. But it was from one momma to another. Filled with things mommies love. And somehow, it made the world seem smaller, the fellowship of Heaven nearer.
Thanks, Mrs. Postlady! And thank you, Erin!