Pure Kindness in the Mail from New York

March 24th, 2012 by chrislovescatherine

Are you familiar with Paperback Swap? It’s a site for exchanging books with other readers from around the country. The only cost to you is the shipping when you send a book to someone else. I’ve been “swapping” for about a year now, and it’s been good! Then, recently, a met a paperback swap angel!

It started with needing a book for our school lesson. I could not find the book in the library, so I went to find in on PBS (paperback swap). A few days later I received a package in the mail with 12-ish children’s books in it (including the one I requested) and a note that said, “Enjoy some free books!” How amazing it that? Well, it get’s better…

In the package was another book that I needed for the next school lesson! God knew! He is so INCREDIBLY thoughtful!

I sent a thank you note to the dear lady that sent the boatload of books, and she messaged me back saying she had more to send! Yes, MORE! So then another pack of 10-15 books came. I sent another thank you note with drawings from the children and a picture of them reading. And what do you think came in the mail today? Yes, another huge pile of kid’s books and a sweet note from this dear teacher in New York, who just wants to bless us. She said she knows the books are going to an incredible place, our house!

Here is a picture of Savannah with 40 books from Ms. F. This isn’t even all of them, because, of course the children have spread them around enjoying them thoroughly!


The generosity of this dear stranger from New York has been a hug from the Lord. And I know, the Lord loves Ms. F in New York. He said so…

“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7



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3 Responses

  1. Sandra Perkins


  2. Amy

    Wow, that’s great! So neat when some total stranger reaches out and pours love into your life.

  3. Malony Baloney

    That is SO SO SO coooooool! I can’t wait to read some of them with your kids next week!!!!! I CAN’T WAIT!!!

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