December 19, 2003

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

Hi! How are you? How is Mrs. Claus?

I know it has been quite a long time since I have written a letter and I would like to apologize for that. My optimism and hope seem to have waned in the past years. I'm back to writing though, and hope that you will understand.

This year I'm asking for things for other people. For example, today I have about three different organizations that are dropping off presents for about twelve of our homeless families. Can you please make sure that nobody has wrapped up used summer clothes thinking that it would make a nice present? Can you please make sure that the kids aren't getting used toys with all the stickers ripped off and broken buttons...toys that no other child would want to play with. Can you please make sure that the teens aren't getting clothes that are so out of date they wouldn't be caught dead in them? Can you also make sure that the mothers and fathers get some kind of nice gift for themself? Something like a nice bath set or even a gift card to GIJoes would be nice.

And Santa? One last thing...my husband is out with the troops that are doing raids in Iraq right now. While I would like to believe that he didn't want to go, I know him and know that he'd send himself before his own troops. Could you pretty please make sure that he is safe and sound? Could you please make sure that he knows how much he is loved and missed back here at home? How hard this holiday will be without him and how we're forcing ourselves to at least try to be in some kind of holiday spirit.

Thank you Santa.

Love,
me

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