Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Really Great Thank You

Slightly over a week ago, there was a personal request by a dad in our blogging community who wanted to cheer up his bummed out son, after an Easter Sunday accident. I'm usually willing to help out a worthy cause like that, when I'm able to. So, I e-mailed and found out exactly what Sean liked. I handpicked a few cards from my collection and sent them off.

I was hoping that I could at least bring a smile, where there lacked one. I thought it was the end of the story, but I was sorely mistaken.

After I got home today, I flipped through the mail and ran across a white envelope that bore my name. I really wasn't expecting anything in the mail, but running a card blog sometimes means that you get mystery mail. I can live with that.

It took a few seconds before I recognized the address. Sometimes it takes awhile before the mental stimulation kicks in and I start recognizing things for what they are. I'm not sure if it's because I'm on the wrong side of thirty or my mind just wasn't focused enough. Either way, I got a smile out of the return address and I thought that it was awfully nice for a package to return my way. I wasn't expecting anything in return for a kind gesture.

I opened the envelope and came across a handwritten letter, from the patient himself. Sean, you're welcome for the Cubs cards. I was very happy to see that they were going to such a good home. It's funny that you should mention Hope in Oak Lawn. I live a short walk from there. I've visited a few kids there, and I can definitely say that you were in good hands. I'm glad to hear that your arm is feeling much better. I hope that you have a very speedy recovery and are back to playing baseball real soon.

I have to thank you for the best part of the package. Thank you very sending me an autographed card of yourself! That is so cool! This card will have a very special place in my collection! I think you gave me the biggest smile today.

Heal up and let's play two!

4 comments:

night owl said...

I got one of those today, too!

One of the best smiles I had all day.

zman40 said...

That is awesome! That is a good looking card.

Wrigley Wax said...

Thanks again, Steve. Sean is having a real blast getting the cards from all of you. He also thinks its cool that he has his own card that he gets to sign with a blue sharpie, just like the pros. I'll show him your post after school today.

Steve said...

and I received my 2009 Sean Kosman autographed card today as well - he has a bright future !

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