Giving thanks to anonymous Santa


Giving thanks to anonymous SantaTo the Editor,

I would like to ask you to please publish this in hopes to reach a very special person.

On Dec. 19, 2011, I came home from work and checked my mail. In the bottom of my mailbox was a large envelope. Inside that envelope was a smaller envelope with a Christmas card in it. The card was addressed to me and signed, “Love, Santa.” Inside the card was a Wegmans gift card in the amount of $100. I stood there in shock for several minutes and then began to cry.

I began to think of every person I know, wondering who could have done such a thing for me. I have been a single mother for the past 14 years. My son is now 21 and still lives with me. Some years were tougher than others, but I have managed to keep us in our home. I drive a school bus and have been working as much as I can. This was a rough year financially, but I was able to get my son and my family some Christmas gifts.

I am one who likes to help others. I would give or do whatever I could for anyone. It really bothers me that someone did something so gracious for me and I can's even thank that person. There are really no words to express how thankful and grateful I am for this generous gift. My only hope is that whoever left that envelope in my mailbox is now reading this article. I would like to say to that person: Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wish you and your family the merriest of Christmases and the happiest New Year! You have shown the true meaning of Christmas.

Jean Ouellette


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