I'm playing a bit of catch up on my blog since these past weeks we've been out and about, traveling a myriad of places.
The day before Caleb and Haley left JV summer intern training for Bulgaria, Caleb pulled something out of his backpack for me, something he'd had for us since February.
While driving in the car the next day, I pulled it out to read to Dave.
And the tears began to fall.
During Moody Founders Week back in February, a long-ago friend found Caleb at Joe's, the coffee shop on campus where he works. I don't know her side of the story, how she knew who he was or how they struck up a conversation. But the end resulted in the most precious letter that she wrote to Dave and I, blessing us with her words and a sweet gift.
She was a single girl in our Malachi Ministry days, nearly 30 years ago, who married a military man, eventually moved to Kiev, Ukraine as missionaries, raised a family, and is now back in the States. We haven't seen her in many, many years.
And yet she thought to bless us with her words and gift!
"Dearest Neva, BLESS YOU!! What a surprise to receive this note, via Caleb and his backpack! He'd carefully saved it all this time to make sure he could put it in our hands, eventually. Though it took four months to see it, you have no idea how meaningful it was to hear from you! Thank you for both the note and gift. Next time we're in the States we'll share it with Caleb and Haley at Joe's!! May God richly bless you for your thoughtfulness and kindness, and may He bring our paths together again someday!"
My dear readers, is there someone from your past that you need to write and bless today??!!