Happy Friday: Gifts of Love are Priceless
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Sent from reader, Sarah:
Many of us struggle with what to purchase for elderly parents or grandparents, as they seem to “have everything”. It gets especially hard if they are in assisted living and don’t have the space for knick-knacks, etc…
For several years, my cousins and I have all chipped in to get Grandma a “Candy of the Month” or “Fruit of the Month” for her birthday and Mother’s Day so that she gets special deliveries year round. However, this past May, we wanted to do something different and we all agreed (14 grandchildren) to take an upcoming week to send her handwritten letters letting her know how much we loved her. That way, she would be receiving special mail at least once per week from one of us.
She had been a champion letter-writer for so long, sending mail and care packages while we were in college, or newlyweds, and never forgetting a birthday of a grandchild or great-grandchild. She loved it! Sadly, Grandma had a stroke and died in July. We are all so glad that most of us were able to get our letters to her and tell her what she meant to us before she was gone, as most of us have special handwritten letters from her, letting us know how much we meant to her. The letters she sent really gave a sense of peace about losing her, and let us keep a piece of her.
Just a reminder that gifts don’t need to be expensive or fancy — they just need a piece of ourselves to show love.
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