Sunday, April 4, 2010

The {Pink} Mailbox

I knew when I saw it at our Young Women's Garage Sale in early March that it might come in handy someday. I thought, "Oh this will make the best Valentine's mailbox or something like that." About a week later after finding out that my Mom had cancer--I knew it just had to be done. Drumroll please...

Introducing: THE {PINK} MAILBOX!

{Mom with her pink mailbox, and her super cute cancer bracelet from a dear friend of mine. You might need to press on the picture to see the detail it's so cute. Thank you, Melissa!}

Yes. It really is pink. Yes, I really did spray paint it this glorious color. And yes, I had neighbors ask about it while I was doing so. (we have community mailboxes here in AZ--"What on earth are you doing with that thing?")

From here on out, this is where thoughts, letters, words of encouragement, little notes, etc. will be put when she gets them (I gave my Dad strict instructions...see below)

I said, "You have TWO very important jobs during this thing:

#1: Mom's mail goes directly from the post office to the pink mailbox. That way when she's feeling up to checking inside, there will be something there for her!"

**hopefully** {that's where all of you come in}

#2: "After she's read the mail, you put it into Mom's Pink Book. Easy as that. That way she'll be able to keep a record of all the notes and words of encouragment she gets along the way."

Dad was total game for it and agreed to do so. It was so much fun to see him the next day come home and put her mail right inside. Way to go, Dad!

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PLEASE, at any time, whenever you get an idea or a thought or a prompting to send a little love her way--think about the pink mailbox and how much joy it will bring to her.

Here's her address:

Gayle Wilson
PO Box 987
Midway, Utah


  1. Mom, you look smokin hot in this picture! You are one beautiful woman and I sure love ya!

  2. Love the mailbox idea Katie. We will be sending some love to you mom.