On the 10th Day of Love Letter Writing...

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DEAR COMMUNITY,

Can you believe it's day 10 already!?! Slug some cocoa and get to scripting! Need some tips on writing letters? We've got them for you

xoxox, 

MLL


10. IRENE

Irene’s granddaughter shared her story with us. She wrote:

“Irene is the strongest woman I know. After her husband unexpectedly died after the birth of their fifth child, this young nurse did what was necessary–working long hours to support her children on her own, even at the expense of her personal life. I have never heard her complain once about her lot in life.

Irene now has grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She never forgot a birthday, and holidays with her were filled with homemade cookies and cheer. In her later years, she's been happily living on her own in an independent living apartment. Recently though, she suffered a sacral fracture, sending her to the hospital. We are hopeful she can return to her apartment, however, that may realistically not happen. She's very sharp mentally, but her always able body is feeling the wear and tear of age.

This setback has understandably dimmed Irene's ever-bright light. This once positive, loving figure is now feeling the weight of not being able to live on her own. She does not want to spend her remaining time in a hospital bed or in a nursing home, but her optimism is waning.”

Let’s write to Irene and encourage + support her during this difficult season.

 

PLEASE MAIL ALL LOVE LETTERS BY DECEMBER 20 TO:

Irene’s bundle

℅ Anna B.

451 Acequia Madre

Santa Fe, NM 87505

USA