Happy Valentine’s Day!
While most years I feel “meh” about this day and I will be honest, I feel that way about it again this year. I had the opportunity to be a part of something really cool that has made it less “meh”.
Every year the founder of the organization I work for, Joni Eareckson Tada, shares about five families affected by disability during her “Heart for the Disabled Week” radio program and asks her listeners to send Valentine’s day cards to our home office. Thousands of cards pour in for the five families. The cards are then sent to the local office of where the family lives and the staff presents the family with a basket full of cards.
I had the opportunity to participate by creating cards for the five families last year. I absolutely loved taking time to create cards and write messages of encouragement to the families I will never know this side of heaven. If a family in our area was ever picked, I had hoped I would be able to be a small part of giving them their basket full of cards and encouragement.
The Johnson family from our area was picked as one of the families this year! I was able to be a small part of presenting the basket to Calvin and his sons. It was a special time and I am grateful that many people took time to write out cards and give encouragement to this family. It was a huge blessing. They loved each card and were a little bit overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity!
To learn more about Calvin and his family you can go here and listen to Joni talk about them on her radio program.
I pray you all have a wonderful and blessed Valentine’s Day. I know mine is a little less “meh” this year. 🙂