Back in the first part of the year, we studied Crime and Punishment. As part of our unit, we mailed a postcard to the New Orleans Police because of the devastation they suffered while we were studying law, police, crime, and justice. While we were in Houston on our trip to visit family over the weekend, my father-in-law gave us our mail that had been piling up there. In the pile was a large, brown, padded envelope from the Port of New Orleans Harbor Police Department. I had forgotten my son’s postcard which we mailed to them. Enclosed in the letter was a nice thermal coffee mug with a handle and the HPD logo. It’s the heavy hospital water mug kind that we love so much. I thought I would share with you their thoughtful letter which they wrote back to my son:
Harbor Police Department
Port of New Orleans
#1 Third Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
God bless you! Thank you dearly for your sweet, innocent prayers. I know they have reached God’s ears because each day, in every way, our spirits are renewed so that we can go on for another day.
It is the good will of everyday people like you and your family who make this nation great.
Thanks again, precious heart, and know that you will remain forever in our prayers.
Ms. Mable Jones
P.S. I’ve enclosed a little something to remember us by. Hope you like it!!!
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that is so sweet! we’ll be on that unit sometime in March…what a great idea to send a postcard to an organization like that!
I love this, Heather. What I love the most is that your sweet children have the reassurance that there are God-fearing people in places of authority in this country and that they are encouraged all that much more to pray for them. What a great lesson!
Thanks for sharing!
Barbara – I really enjoyed the unit more than I thought I would. We also visited a police station and had a tour of the place all to ourselves. We sent a thank you card to the touring officer as well. My favorite part of the unit was visiting the Texas State Prison Museum in Huntsville and doing a driving tour of the prison system that ended in the prison graveyard. Nothing will deter crime more than seeing those headstones with only numbers, no names. We walked through the huge graveyard and looked at the recent graves, and even saw holes dug – waiting to be filled. It was so sad. We talked about how those people chose to give up their life and family for crime. It really made an impression on the kids. It drove home the message that sometimes our actions have serious concequences.
Buggymug – Yes, we were delighted with the letter. It actually brought tears to my eyes. I think it impressed the grandparents, too. That can’t hurt – since they are not really sold on homeschooling.
That’s great! thanks for sharing. I hope your feeling better:)
BTW, I like those kind of mugs too, send me one if you get another…hehehehehe…..just kidding.
Awwww that is the neatest thing!
Which set of grandparents are not sold on homeschooling?