Wednesday, September 30, 2009

convalescent love

Remember when Justin and I found a balloon with a tag on one of our hikes in Idylwild?


Well, I finally sent them a letter with photos and a map:
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And just a couple of days ago, I got a response!!!
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Aren't they so adorable! It made us so happy to hear back from them. And from the sound of it, they were happy to hear from us. They said they let the balloons go on May 14th, 2009 and we were the first and only people to write them back! They ended by saying that they would like to hear from us again... so we have pen-pals now!

Like I mentioned before, this really touched me because I have an aunt who is currently living in a convalescent home recovering from cancer. She is so young, only 42. I hope to share more about her soon...

11 comments:

caits said...

Oh I love this. Serendipitous. Makes me believe in hope, love, faith, and all things JOY!

Joslyn said...

oh man you guys rock! this made my day.

Alejandra said...

This is so, so cool! Maybe you should tell them about your blog and how essentially, with just one balloon, they were actually able to touch lots of people in all different parts.

Anna Allen said...

this is beautiful. made me so happy!

Sprouted Kitchen said...

so cute! No matter which way you look at it, follow through is ALWAYS important. nice job!

simpledaisy said...

That is so nice:)
I am sure you made their day!

jacqui | happyjackeats said...

this is the sweetest thing. so glad you responded, so glad they responded, so glad for random connections like these.

Ange said...

THIS is one of the most treasurable ideas I've ever seen! I want to start one up right away here in France. Just for the fun... What an inspiration! Thanks

Risti Megan said...

this made my day. thank you!

tifanie said...

what a sweet story! i bet they were sooo excited to receive your letter! how incredibly thoughtful of you. the whole thing tickles me. *

Lynniemay said...

So very sweet! I love happy endings ! Thanks for sharing!