Saturday, March 10, 2007
Operation Christmas Child
We have participated in Operation Christmas Child intermittently over the years. This is an organization that collects shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, etc. and distributes them to children in desperate situations around the world at Christmas.
Whenever my children put the boxes together, I have always had them include a school picture of themselves with their name, age, and address on the back.
About 3 years ago, Sydney received a letter from a girl in Armenia (I had never even heard of this country) who received one of the boxes 6 years before. She had saved Syd's picture, and was beginning to learn English in school. She asked Sydney to be her pen pal. They now correspond regularly via snail mail and email.
Today, she received a letter in the mail. Thought I'd share with you a portion of her letter with you:
Please write about your friends or the closest one. What is friendship for you?
As for me, friendship is a very great thing. A real friend makes your life happier and more interesting. She/he is clear to you, and you want your friendship to last for a long time. By the way, in my opinion boys are better friends than girls. I myself have a friend who is a boy and I trust him a lot. What do you think about friendship with a boy?
Are you as impressed with this girl's English skills as I am????
Holy crap...she writes better than I do:0
Remember to spring forward!!!! TTFN