Monday, February 27, 2012

A Letter to Zoey

Sometimes along this fascinating journey, a journey that's no longer new, but that still holds twists and turns and joys and surprises around each corner, I get the honor of meeting, either IRL (in-real-life) or virtually, some of the most amazing and inspiring people.  Certainly, those virtual friendships are based on a whole set of different circumstances and are often bathed in the facade of something that may or may not be real if translated to IRL, but sometimes you feel you can honestly see into the hearts of some of those people, and you just know that they're as beautiful on the inside as they purport to be virtually.

Heather, mommy to Zoey, is one of those people.  I must say, I have felt privileged to have gotten to "know" her and her precious girl over the last couple of years.  Never IRL - yet  (hoping to change that on our vacation next month...?  Got that, Heather?  LOL).

Last week a package arrived for Samantha. 

From Zoey. 

It was the doggondest cutest book ever, and Sammi now demands that I read it to her for bedtime every night. 

On Saturday, Samantha wrote a thank you letter to Miss Zoey, and posted it in the mail.       



(FYI, just in case you think she is magic or something, I told her what letters to write...I mean, *I* think she's certainly magic, but she doesn't have any magic *powers,* even though that *would* be pretty nice...)

14 comments:

Lochhead Family said...

Okay, seriously Sammi has better handwriting than my typical 5 year old. She is a ROCK STAR!!

CJ said...

You should totally set up a pen pal project between kids with Down syndrome! How cool would that be? (I'd totally tackle it, but my wife would kill me if I added anything else onto my plate!)

my family said...

Awesome handwritting

Rochelle said...

Aw we love Zoey and Heather too and pray we get to meet them sometime. If you do before us give them a hug from our clan.

lovemy3 said...

Love the letter Sammi! Great job!

Alicia Llanas said...

awww sooo cute!! beautiful work Sammi!

Lacey said...

Oh man, how cute it that letter??
Heather is the most amazing women ever! And Zoey, well we could eat that girl with a spoon!
Oh, and if your coming here, we are so getting together!

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

Oh don't you worry, we will be waiting for you in that terminal, come hell or high water. Promise.

I seriously teared up seeing this. Sweet Sammi, that I have come to love. Lulled into the aura she illuminates. Basking in her indescribable beauty. Seeing her precious face. Seeing Zoey's name printed out by her magic little fingers. All too much for me this morning.

What a gift you all are to me in the virtual and soon to be IRL, world.

Meriah said...

if that is not the darling-est letter I've ever seen, I don't know what is. xo

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

love it!! this bloggy land is cool! smiles

Rob Monroe said...

Abby is getting to the age of having a faux-pen pal. He's an IRL friend back in Maryland, but us parents are having fun transcribing for the little ones.

Love her letter - such joy!

teal915 said...

cute : )

Anna said...

Oh I am sooooo jealous. Please give heather and Miss Zoey some lovins for us. And your Sammi is a ROckstar for sure with all kinds of magical powers. Those letters make WORDS! one day.... one day we will be able to to that too. hugs and tears.

Melissa said...

I love, love, love Sammi and Zoey. There is just something so special about both girls!