Thursday, February 28, 2013

{friendship} The Penpal Project

**THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE PENPAL PROJECT!  THE RESPONSE WAS OVERWHELMING AND I FEEL HONORED TO HAVE MET SO MANY AMAZING MAMMAS.  STAY TUNED FOR A NEW ADDITION TO THE PROJECT SOON!**

My favorite part of the day is going out to the mailbox.  More often than not, I usually find bills and junk mail...but every once in a while, I'll find a letter or a package addressed to me.  I try to play it cool while I casually walk back to the house, but once I've closed the door, I'm opening up that baby like it's Christmas morning.

It seems a little silly, but the idea that someone would take the time to send ME a little something...well, it's powerful.  When you're a Mamma in the trenches of motherhood, the days are long.  You are constantly giving of yourself: changing diapers, making meals, cleaning up, playing games, etc etc etc.  So that surprise in the mailbox, with words written just for me, encourages me in ways I really cannot express.  

I want others to feel that encouragement too.  

I've been brainstorming ways to use this little blog of mine in powerful ways for months now.  A lot of praying for inspiration has occurred.  And then I read Anna's post: Encourage Beauty and the pieces began to fall into place.  


I want to encourage you, Mammas.  I want you to know that your vocation is important, that you are beautiful, and that you are a valuable part of this community of mothers.  So in my small way, inspired by Encourage Beauty, I introduce a new project here at the Big White Farmhouse: The Penpal Project!

Here's the idea: You sign up with the form below.  I will go down the list, one at a time, and send each Mamma a little something to find in your mailbox.  Maybe it's your favorite candy, a pack of sticky notes, or a pair of cute earrings.  Depending on the response, this could take me days or it could take me months!  I'm adding a "Penpal Project" category to our monthly budget, so I'll send as many as the money allows.  This is a no strings attached project...my hope is that you come away knowing you are valued and you are encouraged in your role as a Mamma.  If you'd like to send a letter back my way, even better!  You know I love mail :)

We are in this together, Mammas!



And just for clarification, please know that your information is safe with me and won't be shared with anyone else!  Hope to hear from you soon.

2 comments:

  1. wow, what a sweet and thoughtful idea! i wonder if there's a way you could pair moms up as actual pen pals, the old fashioned way. i used to have a pen pal all through grammar school and middle school & it was so rewarding!

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  2. what a fun idea :) I am excited to see what you do next!

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