My thanks to the ever-constant shower of packages and letters received from home lately. I am in frequent contact with immediate family members to give feedback about the special items they have sent... but if my family isn't sure I've noticed, let me clarify: I NOTICE!! It's an awesome feeling to know how very present I am to you "back home." It is the closest I can get to actually being
there and in fact feeling like I never left. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.
I want to draw attention here to the items I just received two days ago from Randy and Yvonne: THANKS, YOU GUYS!!
Note on this one: "It's hard to send a hug, so I sent a big kiss instead."
There was also a CD by Selah, a card, and a light-up "stress" toy that looked like a cross between a squid and those toys called "Koosh" balls from the early 90s. The toy was called "Lite-Up Squirmy Wormy," with the attached note:
"When frustrated or just good and mad you can squeeze the life out of this or throw it at someone.
P.S. It probably won't break any windows."
Even though I felt like a kid playing with this thing, I think that's what we need every once-in-a-while. Thanks again, Yvonne and Randy, for remembering me. Every piece of home that comes my way makes such a difference to me! The "Squirmy" gets to be my torch from home for a while. Hope this brings as many smiles to you as it did to me.