Yaaa, today was a 4 letter day! I love those kinds of days. This was an especially special 4 letter day because one of my letters included pictures- lots of pictures!
I went out to my mailbox wondering if the mail person even came on Saturdays anymore. We haven’t gotten mail on a Saturday in at least a month, so I wasn’t too hopeful for a cream colored envelope. Well imagine my delighted surprise when I found 4 cream colored envelopes in my mailbox! I was happy to see a large cream colored envelope, but I didn’t get my hopes up because sometimes those big envelopes just a hold a regular ole letter.
I felt around on the envelope before I opened it, hoping to feel a staple and a picture shaped bump, and sure enough I did. I ripped into the envelope and found a letter from sweet little Gil Jr from the Philippines. And attached to the letter were a pile of little pictures. Oh what a treat!
Not too long ago a fellow OCer who was headed to the Philippines to meet her sponsored child, offered to take a gift along for Gil. I excitedly picked out some things at Walmart- a t-shirt, a writing pad, pencils and sharpener, crayons, cars, and a necklace for mom- and sent them along to the Philippines in hopes that he would enjoy these little gifts and know I was thinking of him.
Well today’s letter was a thank you for his gifts. It is too sweet not to share:
Dear Hilary Hopkins,
We received your gift to Gil and it is 1 silver necklace, 5 toy cars, 1 box of 24 crayons, 10 pcs. Pencils, 1 sharpener, and 1 writing pad fundamentals. Ma’am Hilary thank you so much for the gift and you know what Ma’am you help a lot to your family even if as young as you are your mind is set to help those in need. Ma’am Hilary, Gil was so happy upon receiving your gift he wear the shirt right away and specially the toy cars because it is the first time he play with this kind of toy cars. Ma’am Hilary, about Gil, right now he is okay and in fact he attend on their recognition program last Friday(April 27,2012) in the APCDC Center and they have also a snacks. Hope Ma’am that you are in good health always and more blessings from Lord and Divine protection. Ma’am Hilary please include to your prayers that my family will be in good health always. Until here up to our next letters. God bless you always.
Love, Ludivina Otadoy, Gil’s mother
How awesome, that he loved his gifts! He also sent some pictures of him and his mother receiving his gifts!
|I think the man is one of his project workers|
What a cutie!! I love seeing these pictures of him and his mom!!