I told you about The Mother Letter Project several weeks ago. The organizer, "Danny", wrote to me to tell me that his wife reads my blog, and would I consider a writing letter?
I did. And I told you girls about it. And you wrote letters. And then you blogged about it. What started as a simple gift from one husband to one wife has turned into something much bigger. Good ideas have a way of doing that.
Danny and I have e-mailed often in recent weeks, as he's kept me informed about his progress. He even gave me a few sneak peeks at some of the letters. Some of them made me smile. A few made me weep. Danny and a group of his faithful friends have spent hundreds of hours getting this project together. The scope has been huge.
Danny e-mailed me back this week to ask if I'd like to be in on the big "reveal" to his wife. After succumbing to a giant case of goosebumps, I said "YES, PLEASE! LET ME HELP!" Oh, how I love a Christmas surprise.
So, my sweet internet friends, it is my great blessing to tell you about a very sweet momma named...
...are you ready?...
...I mean, seriously, are you ready?...
...(oh my word, this is so much fun)....
...Amber. She has three little boys, Isaac, Jude and Ian. She and her husband
Danny Seth live in Arkansas. And right at this very moment she is standing a computer screen at her sister's house in Alabama, hopefully jumping up and down and squealing with joy at a remarkable gift.
(Hey, Amber? I can HARDLY WAIT to e-mail with you and hear your reaction to all this. Can I just tell you that you are married to a man who is so absolutely crazy about you? Sweetest thing ever.)
For more big surprises about the reveal, visit The Mother Letter Project on Christmas Day. Some really good stuff will be posted first thing on Christmas morning. Those of you who participated will get some information about getting your own e-copy of the project.
And just for grins, pop over to Amber's blog (it's absolutely lovely; I've been reading it for several weeks now, unable to comment because I didn't want to give her any clues that The Mother Letter Project was for her!) Amber has been hard at work on a remodeling project and hasn't gotten to devote as much time to blogging as she'd like, but she has still written some amazing stuff. Let's flood her with some Merry Christmas wishes and round out the surprise!
Thanks, everyone--especially to those of you who wrote your own letters and blogged about it at your own blogs. Remember to stop by The Mother Letter Project for more good stuff.
[Back to the blogging break now. Merry Christmas!]