Monday, August 19, 2013

Two Words

We often use two words to express our gratitude and appreciation.  However, I find that they seem so small and insignificant in comparison to how I feel.

Throughout the past two years I have felt more love and support than I’ve experienced in my entire life.  I’ve received countless messages and letters with words of encouragement, packages thoughtfully put together with sentiments from home, assistance in the projects I’ve undertook, and even a few brave souls that came to experience The Gambia with me. 

How do you show gratitude to those who have helped you through the most challenging part of your life?  Thank you just doesn’t seem like enough.  I hope I can show my appreciation in a greater way.  I hope to lead my life in a way that says thank you.  

Until I can show you, please accept my thank you for now.  My heart is filled with gratitude and love for each and every one of you.  From the very pit of my soul and being, thank you.

I couldn't have done this without you!


  1. I'll say it again... you are crazy as $=@t, for doing this Lacy. But I can only pray my daughter has your spirit, determination, and love for life as you do. I am lucky to have got the chance to watch you do this.

  2. Good morning how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from The Gambia? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in The Gambia in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez