About a month ago I interviewed Ben for his 10th birthday. One of my readers, Johanna, that hails from Germany, commented on my son’s love for one of Germany’s soccer teams, Bayern Munchen. She kindly offered to send him a postcard, maybe even one featuring his favorite sport. I emailed her our address telling her I understood if she became busy and couldn’t send it. I appreciated her thoughtfulness and kind offer.
Well, guess what showed up in our mailbox this past Saturday. Yep…a postcard from Germany.
This wasn’t any ordinary postcard, it was from a set featuring quotes of famous German soccer players from the World Cup, hosted by Germany in 2006. Johanna even provided us with translation of the quote and the player it came from. The entire time Ben read it he was grinning from ear to ear. Since getting it on Saturday I’ve caught him reading it several times, the same big smile on his face.
Thank you Johanna, for your kindness. Thank you for sending a little piece of Germany (and soccer!), across the ocean, to a 10 year old boy. We will treasure this postcard and the kindness of the person behind it…always.