December 08, 2006

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

I know I haven't written in a few years, and really, I'm sorry about being so quiet. I haven't really needed anything though and figured your time would be better spent reading the letters of those that need you more.

Santa, in ten days I'm going to leave this magical city and return home. I am both thrilled to be going home what with missing the husband and child and cats and all, and also quite sad to be leaving because there is still so much work here that needs to be done.

I am not going to asking you to bring me anything this year Santa. Instead, could you please see about helping this lovely city rebuild and recover? I drive through areas and see nothing but empty houses and buildings. Recovery needs to happen so that people can come home.

Also, could you please have a few words with HANO about their plans? They want to demolish 7500 housing units. That is 7500 familes that will not be able to ever return to their home. Santa, haven't these families been through enough? Isn't there something that you can do to help them? If you can't get them back home, could you please try and make this a special holiday for them?

I don't need anypresents but those things. I am completely blessed to be near my family, be surrounded by people who I love and love me back, and be in my own home. I just want everyone to have those same blessings.

Santa, if you can work on those things then I'll make a deal with you. I'll try and come back down here after the first of the year and keep working on this mission. I will work hard to ensure that the recovery and rebuilding mission continues to run as smoothly as possible.

Love,
rowEn

Posted by rowEn at 05:28 PM