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Snowstorm Rescue

We were in the middle of a blizzard and couldn’t go anywhere, as they say, snowed in.  I had decided to organize the drawer in the chest of drawers that contained old photographs, papers, and letters.  Spreading every piece out on the living room floor was like peering into the past and I didn’t know what I was looking for.

But, there was the pile of letters tied with string…I felt they must be important.

Grandpa Slayton had attended Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan in the early 1900s.  The letters were written around 1909-1910.  They were sermonettes as he called them.  There were poems, little drawings, doodles.  Here was a part of my Grandfather I didn’t know about.

That day during the snowstorm, I met my grandpa from 80 plus years ago.  It was like he had written these words just for me, and I received them just at the right time.  How inspirational and how uplifting! What a treasure!

There were also letters written to my grandmother before they were married. Wow, what a treat!  I will fill in those details later.

So, we never know how or what comes into our lives that can touch our souls at just the right time.  I must keep my mind open to what comes into my life today.  You never know, it may change my thinking, my ideas about something, or the path I take.

I hope you feel the same way about what happens in your life today.