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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Aunty M

A couple of days ago, Josh asked me if I could help him write a letter to an old lady who's dying of cancer. His classmate, C, is trying to get as many people as possible to write to Aunty M, an inmate in a nursing home who is facing her final days alone. Her family has abandoned her. C visits her everyday.

I'm not one who's good with words so I suggested giving Aunty M a cookie with a short message.

Here's what Rodney wrote.

Dear Aunty M,

Hope this cookie will brighten your day. :)

Your new friend,

Rodney came home from school today with the following reply from Aunty M. The letter was written in Chinese but neither one of us can read Chinese so we got a neighbour to translate for us .

Dear Rodney,

Thank you for the lovely cookie. How sweet of you!  I am so touched by the kindness you have shown even though you hardly know me. You certainly have made my day!

I will pray for you always.

God Bless!

Aunty M
What a sweet lady!  We plan to visit her but C says Aunty M does not wish to see anyone at the moment so for now, Rodney and his classmates will just send her little messages and gifts to light up her remaining days.


  1. That is so sad about her family abandoning her. What a cute cookie you made for your son's friend to give to her. I never know too what to say in letters like this; I usually go to the store and see if I can find some type of card that has a nice sentiment in it.


  2. I think that is sweet that she wrote back too. Hurrah for all of you for going the extra mile. :)

  3. Such a heartwarming story. It's such a tragic thing to think of a such elder dying alone - bringing companionship, even through letters, is probably priceless to her!

  4. I am wiping away tears right now. What a sweet and blessed thing to do!

  5. What a tragic but heartwarming story.

  6. Such a sweet thing to do for her! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!

  7. Children have so much empathy for others. We could all learn a lot from them. I'm here from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  8. How sad that her family has abandoned her. Your son is a very kind and caring young man. You must be proud. The cookies are beautiful and so is the message. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

  9. How nice of you to send her that cookie! Way to go Rodney for thinking of her.