A Letter To My Secret Advent Delivery Friends

Dear Secret Advent Delivery Friends,

I have no clue when you decided that this year you would secretly deliver an advent to me. I have no clue if there was a conversation we had, or if you picked up on things I'd posted on social media that I'd been having a bit of a moment this year... I'm guessing though that actually you listened to the Spirit and acted because that is the kind of people I believe you to be.

Let me just clear up one thing, I think I know who you are.

PippaD knows Who you are!

I believe you are a husband and wife who are honestly two of the nicest people in the world and who have a large family that you adore and they adore you and somehow I've managed to be added to the group of people you love which is a gift and a half.

Of course, I could be wrong!

The thing is, I actually don't need to know who you are and so I'm not looking on our CCTV or on the video feed from our doorbell. Not because I don't want to know, but because if you had wanted to be known then there were plenty of times you could have made yourself known.

You aren't doing this for glory but because you wanted to do something nice and trust me this is really nice and was really needed this year.

I'm guessing that by now you've heard that December First was a super hard day for me.

It was always going to be a hard day as it was the anniversary of my Dad's funeral. This year I was finally ready to let go of the pain of some of the choices that were made before he died and I was ready to move on and process everything properly.

Only, something else happened that meant I went into Pippa mode, putting others first, making sure that others were okay, making sure that I did what I could no matter how small. I didn't have time to eat, let alone time to think and when I got home, there was the envelope from you.

It changed my day and reminded me of the good in the world, and made me crack open my scriptures and read. You reminded me that I am a daughter of God, that I'm loved and that there are people around me who want to be there for me if only I'd let them in.

Every day, there has been an envelope from you. Every day there is an opportunity for me to be reminded who I am.

To encourage me to read my scriptures.

To remember what Christmas is about.

I wanted to make sure that you knew I was thankful, that you knew what a difference you had made and to let you know I love you too.