In Memory of Mrs. G.

One of our dear friends from the nursing home left this world several months ago, and at the visitation, Mrs. G’s daughter shared how much our ministry to her mom had meant to them. She also said her mom had loved the postcards we sent when we were on trips, and as a way to encourage us on, she was going to give us postcard stamps.

Every Sunday while we’re on the road, we send back postcards to our friends at the nursing home. The list, sadly, changes from trip to trip, as we lose friends from this world, but we also gain some. We continue on, brightening their days mid-week by a postcard sent from us! We’ve heard the ladies enjoy looking at the postmarks to see where this week’s letters come from.

So, in honor of Mrs. G. 🙂

Sarah for the rest

This week's postcards, ready to be mailed.

“… for I have written a letter unto you in few words” (Hebrews 13:22).

11 thoughts on “In Memory of Mrs. G.”

  1. Aww, what a sweet and thoughtful idea! Yes, I can imagine that all your dear old friends would just LOVE receiving all your postcards! 😀 They must have quite a few by now. 😉 HeHe!

    Blessings in your travels!

  2. Sarah that is so sweet that you all faithfully write to the residents at the nursing home. We use the Understanding Writing curriculum by Susan Bradrick (as listed in Managers of Their Schools) and our daughter is writing a letter to a resident from a nursing home- across the highway from us. We hope it brightens her day!
    Bless you for sharing.

  3. I love this! We have always felt the same way, and have spent many, many breakfasts while traveling writing out postcards to elderly relatives. Over the years, I was told how much these meant, but never truly understood how much until after my grandpa’s death. We were cleaning out his condo, and in the drawer of the end table next to his recliner was a stack of postcards we’d sent over the years from all around the world, dog-earred from frequent viewing. I still have them, and they bring me great pleasure knowing how much he enjoyed them.

  4. What a wonderful ministry to send postcards to your nursing home friends! I’m sure it brightens not only their day–but also their week when they receive your card. ~ Continued prayers as you travel and minister to others for our Lord. Love in Christ, Patti M. 🙂

  5. Thank you! A good reminder that caring communication can really make a difference to people’s lives. I’m encouraged to get down to writing to people who I have been meaning to correspond with. Thank you for the inspiration!

    There are so many people who ignore older people. It is a blessing to know there are families like you who minister, share fellowship and meet with them for Sunday services
    The elderly have so much wisdom to impart and personally I love sitting down with them as well and learning all about their lives and the history that takes them to where they are today. They can inspire ALL PEOPLE , regardless of age to live each day to the fullest and as Christians we know that Our Lord wants us to to turn each day over to Him. PRAISE THE LORD.

  7. How sweet and thoughtful! It must give them a thrill and warm feeling of being loved when they receive them!

    Praying for you all!

    God bless! Rebecca K.

  8. I just wanted to say that your blog and monthly mom’s corner is a blessing. Thank you for extending yourselves to others through this ministry as well as to the elderly with your church services. Congratulations to Christopher on his engagement and marriage this week and to Nathan and Melanie on their healthy, beautiful Bethany! I hadn’t written a response a in a while and just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and am thankful for you all.

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