355 love letters for Hannah!
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Today we are sharing a story from a Bundle we delivered this summer to Hannah:
The original request:
Hannah’s friend requested a bundle for her to offer some encouragement during a difficult time. She shared: “I am writing this request for my dear friend, Hannah. She is one of the most incredible people I have ever met–she is so full of life, positivity, and kindness. Through the seven years we have known each other, she has always been a faithful friend to me and many others. Hannah is a very gentle soul and always thinks the best of people. Oftentimes I feel that this is taken advantage of–she has had to break up many toxic friendships over the years, which has been really hard for her. Recently, my friend told me that Hannah has been struggling with depression and anxiety while going back to school and working as a waitress. Hannah is living away from her friends, so she does not have a strong support group. She told me she feels like she has changed from who she was several years ago because she didn’t used to feel anxious or sad. I know she may be facing new challenges, but anxiety hasn’t taken control of her life–and I am so proud of her because she is doing everything she can to fight it. I try to be there for her, but there is only so much that phone calls, messaging, and texting can accomplish. I would love to be able to remind Hannah that there is light in the world and that even though we can go through some very dark times, there are many people who care about her - even people that have never met her!”
Hannah received 350+ love letters from across the world.
I delivered the letters to Hannah earlier this week! She was completely blown away... She told me, "I've never received anything like this in my entire life!" She told me that she has really enjoyed reading them and that they have been very encouraging and "came at the perfect time."
In total, we received 355 letters (almost one for every day of the year! :)) from 37 different states and 12 countries (US, Japan, Estonia, Canada, England, Singapore, India, China, Germany, Scotland, Australia, and Brazil!)... Seeing these sweet letters arrive in bulk each day was an incredible experience for me... There were packages from church camps, individuals, several from my own state, and even a group of letters from students learning English in Brazil. I was so touched by how many people were willing to share their love and positivity with my friend, and even share some of their own struggles and vulnerability. There were so many letters that I thought were just spot-on, and I knew that when she read them they would speak right to her soul. Thank you so much for allowing Hannah and me to be part of this amazing experience - watching love show up on my doorstep (or in my mailbox) each day is something I will never forget. I was able to see how one person, one letter writer, can bring joy back into someone's soul and to see how many people writing together can create such a powerful movement.
I know that Hannah is truly blessed by the hundreds of people who took the time to write her. She told me the letters were a God-send... I am honored to have been able to help with her bundle and to be part of the MLL Community as well.