by Michael Morrisey
Thanksgiving just ended, Advent season is upon us and it is that time of year when each of us reflects.
As a part of our reflection, we oftentimes give thanks. We at CEF receive many heartwarming thank you notes from our students and families throughout the year. I want to share some of these thank you thoughts as they are really meant for you!
One of my favorite poets is Elizabeth Barrett Browning, dating all the way back to the Victorian era. Not me, but her. I want to take a line from one of her most famous poems and spin it for this thank you article. I know she won’t mind!
How do I thank you, let me count the ways:
“I hope you feel loved for your generosity. I am sure Christ is looking down at you and smiling. If I were him, I would.”
“Thank you for everything you do. If I meet you, I will hug you.”
“Without the scholarship money you donate I could not go to this school. It is a beautiful privilege to learn about Jesus, thank you.”
“Thank you for helping Daddy and me so I can go to Catholic school. Mommy is looking down from heaven with a big smile on her face.”
“Thank you for everything you do for me and my school. I am getting a good education and have a lot of other opportunities that other kids do not, such as reading and serving at church, going to confession, praying the rosary and we get to have fundraisers to help others. May God bless you.”
“This school is very special and because of you guys, every day we learn about God.”
“I’m so happy that you chose to keep our school open because I love this school. I am grateful to have a Catholic education because I can learn about God.”
“Thank you for the scholarships given to our school. God will be pleased for what you have done.”
“Thank you for helping us learn about God. He makes the world beautiful.”
“Thank you for supporting our school and thank YOU for our education. I would not be here if it wasn’t for you, I will pray for you.”
“Thank you! If it was not for you and God we would be nothing.”
“Each and every day I see families who are struggling to keep their children in our schools. Your support allows the children many opportunities to know, love and serve Christ. Thanks for all the time and energy you give to make this possible.”
On behalf of the CEF office . . . THANK YOU!!
Oh, by the way, there is still time to provide a scholarship for a child in need before the end of this calendar year.