Dear Friends,As most of you know, I was honored a couple of weeks ago by an organization called Inspire Women. It was a nice luncheon and they gave me a beautiful award to take home. Yesterday, as I was at the doctor's office getting IV fluids, I received a phone call from Inspire Women. They said they had a gift for me and they wanted to bring it to the house. When I got home, I found a beautiful red leather box waiting for me. When I opened it up, it was full of letters from family, friends, and COF staff. I spent the next hour reading your kind words and crying. They were good tears! I can't tell you how much I love and appreciate each one of you! Your encouragement came at the perfect time, after a very difficult week for me. It always surprises me how God knows what we need right when we need it! Thank you for taking the time to write to me. I'm pretty sure I could never measure up to all the things you said, but I will continue to strive to be all that God wants me to be as He walks with me through life. I am so thankful that God brought each of you to my life and that I have the opportunity to serve Him with you. You each are amazing and gifted. I love seeing God use you. I am blessed beyond measure! Thank you! Laura p.s. Lalo - please give my thanks and love to my sweet la carpio family! Talk about tears... what an incredible blessing to read their words and to have them reminding me of God's goodness and quoting Scripture to me!! God has been so good to allow me to see the transformation in their lives! Love you!