If I could spend three hours writing love letters to strangers, I'd do it. And maybe I will do it, for one day at least. The Twelve Days of Letter Writing continues with Nancy's story — a beautiful woman who floods the world with joy and faith even though she lives with myotonic dystrophy. A family friend of Nancy's has requested a bundle of love letters to be written and sent with words of faith and empowerment — read on and write on.
On the ninth day of love letter writing...
"Nancy is someone who brings joy to every room regardless of the condition she is in. I have known Nancy since I was four or five years old, as she is one of my mother's best friends. Nancy has myotonic dystrophy and wasn't expected to make it past her 30s. I truly believe her strong faith and joyful soul has lead her to be alive today (she's in her late 50s).
She has begun to deteriorate faster though and is currently undergoing radiation therapy, and her husband Bruce became a CNA to take care of her father and her. Nancy's father passed away this summer, leaving her without any family. Nancy's family is my everything.
Although she is in a wheelchair now, Nancy is the star of my every room we walk into. Our entire small town knows her, and she could talk and laugh for hours with anyone. She's on the prayer committee within her parish, and she is always thinking and praying about others instead of herself.
She recently had to go in for a biopsy and is at risk of thyroid cancer. She's always so hopeful but I think now more than ever is when she deserves these letters. Some days she feels so good, but more and more she has bad days, when she must stay home. As the social butterfly she is, I'm worried being stuck at home will decrease her joy and warm heart, and letters of support and love could be just what she needs to continue fighting.
There is no one else in this world who deserves a bundle of love more than this woman, who had become my second mom entirely. I would give anything to give her this gift of love and support."
PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO ::
C/O BethAnn Z.
1917 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Please postmark all love letters by December 27, 2016.
To learn more about The Twelve Days of Letter Writing, please visit my previous blog post.
Also! There are eight other stories on moreloveletters.com about brave and kind and strong humans who need to be reminded of that. What in your day can you cut out to write a love letter or two or twelve to a stranger?