As I was watched each episode in my head I just kept thinking this is something special. I just related so much to the characters and the storylines. I was once that shy little person like Norman. Then as I watched For Christmas and Oliver said "Everybody’s Happy Christmas can make it hurt all over again, if you don’t let Christmas do what it was supposed to do." This line just stayed with me. I absolutely love Christmas, and I never really thought about people that didn’t enjoy Christmas and the sad memories it can have for some people. Not even my own mother.
My Ma grew up in a home and foster care and never had a family Christmas until she had a family of her own (something I just took for granted). I don’t know how my parents did it but we 8 kids were never disappointed at Christmas. I could never imagine what it is like to never know love as a child. It made me realize there is a lot to be said for a normal loving childhood. Something my Ma never had but it never stopped her letting Christmas do what it was supposed to do. It gave her hope by putting her faith in God and finally she got ‘a family of her own’.
As I re-watched A Hope and a Future it got me thinking about my mother’s family. After a discussion with my sisters we decided to look into finding information about her family, even though she always said she was not bothered. It was amazing how after a little searching how quickly everything fell into place. It’s a long story full of different emotions for different people (another letter in itself). Anyway, you will be happy to know that last year at the age of 80, my Ma met her relatives for the first time--- "Trust the Timing."
After seeing For Christmas, I was also curious to know if there was going to be anymore So I took to Google and all through my search for information #POstables kept appearing. So there was nothing for it but to set up a twitter account. This was hopefully the place to go and find out information about Signed, Sealed, Delivered. What was the first thing I came across? Only the wonderful #ADBlog, and then one by one the amazing Postable fans start following on social media and vice versa.
At a time in my life when I was starting to feel disillusioned with people and the world I came across a lovely escape from this troubled world we live in, over mutual love for a wonderful program and God.
Well that’s my story and someday maybe I hope to meet some of the wonderful Postable fans.
God Bless you all,
As always, the Living Letters series continues as long as there are stories to share, and I'm always looking for submissions. If you would like to contribute something about how Signed, Sealed, Delivered has impacted your life that you'd be willing to share here on A&D, feel free to email me.