As most of you know, back in December, the idea came about to send copies of my book on loss and grief, Getting Out of Bed in the Morning , to those who had lost loved ones from the horrendous Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, CT. Books were donated at a very generous level (even my publisher donated a large amount) and I was able to send 106 autographed copies to a church in Sandy Hook. Personalized notes for the families of the victims were also included with 26 of the books.
A few weeks after sending the two heavy boxes, I called the church to make sure that the books arrived; they had.
Last week I received a hand-written thank-you note which reads:
In the midst of our tragedy in Sandy Hook, your thoughtfulness was truly appreciated. Your gift was a symbol of comfort to our community in the face of great loss. We ask that you continue to keep us in your prayers; you have already touched us profoundly.
With deep thanks in Christ,
The People and Staff of Newtown United Methodist Church
I want to thank each of you who were involved in making this comfort project a success. I hope the books are meaningful and helpful to many.
"I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me." Psalm 3:5
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