If you read Monday’s email about being the single drop that creates a ripple of goodness, you will appreciate this next letter from John. It’s the perfect letter to share on this Fourth of July Weekend, for a couple reasons. But first, read on…
Delilah, you made my world and saved not only my life, but the lives of many people. I’m thinking of the lives of those serving this country. I served four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and trust me; life is very lonely in a war zone. But, many of your shows were recorded and sent to me via care packages from someone I never knew and there was no name attached. I listened to your voice, your words of wisdom and encouragement; the music that followed each and every request touched my heart and gave me hope.
You gave me hope when I listened to your music and kind words. I got so much from listening to you that I shared you with those I was serving with. The next thing I knew, we were huddled together in the desert trying to block the wind and sand from our faces, listening to you through a set of old broken head phones that only had one speaker.
We would all smile, and for a moment; totally forget about the wind, the sand, the rockets and gun fire in the distance. For a moment, we were home! So, I owe you---we owe you. And while I thank God that he gave his only begotten son for us; I thank him for getting me home to my children, I also thank him for you. John
John, the person who saved your life was the anonymous person who took the time to record my show and send it to you, so you and others could huddle together and listen to it and be encouraged. That person, wherever he or she may be, did a small act of kindness that made a forever impact on multiple people.
Tonight, as we continue to celebrate the birthday of our great nation, I want to say thank you to our active and retired military personnel, and I also want to remind people that it is good deeds like the one for John that continues to make our nation so great!
With Love ... Delilah <3