This original Christmas card inside the envelope, rekindled the Christmas spirit in me
Just as I thought Christmas and New Year is over, (I’m taking down the tree and decorations tonight, 6 January) there was an envelope in the snail mail; an envelope with a stamp headed “Famous East African Mountains”, an envelope date stamped Arusha! With great excitement I tore it open to reveal a beautiful card. The scene on the card is of three [wise?] young African elephants, moving towards a star; there is a moon hanging above them in the shape of a mountain peak. The artwork is most original, with raised textures forming the figures on the page. The artist’s signature is in the bottom right-hand corner, dated 2007.
Yes, the card is from my dear friend, Lynda and family all the way from Tanzania! Lynda lives on a remote farm at the foothills of Kilimanjaro. (Note: Lynda is a well-known, much-loved blogger; follow the link to visit her fascinating blog)
Lynda and I have been online friends since early 2005. We have never met, but speak on the telephone when she visits her parents in South Africa. Every year we say this is the year we finally get to meet. Well, 2009 is definitely the year we will meet, Lynda; I believe that and I know you do!
Lynda motivated and inspired me to start a blog. Not only did she help me extensively and with great patience to set up and launch my blog; once I started blogging (and not many people knew about my blog,) she introduced me to her followers. This opened up a whole new world of blogging for me.
Thank you, Lynda!
God bless you and your precious family in 2009.