This week's mail brought us a postcard from Beijing, China! It comes from a Chinese friend of mine who lived in Montreal briefly and now lives back home with her husband and 3-year old son. I'm so happy to be back in touch with her, and it's all thanks to this project.
In fact, the project is providing us with a great reason get in touch with friends and family we don't see or talk to as often as we would like. Busy lives, you know how it goes. But we are so touched by the response from our friends and family! They're sending postcards and sharing stories, whether they're at home or travelling. Some are making it a project of their own: Mamie, one of Jonah's grandmothers, sent postcards from every destination on a recent Mediterranean cruise; Denise, a former colleague of Sarah's (Jonah's other mom) lives in England now and has been sending postcards from all of her travels in Great Britain and Europe. My uncle André sends wonderful postcards from Québec City full of tales of what he would show Jonah if Jonah came to visit: Château Frontenac, the Citadelle, the Place Royale. He also sends postcards from past travels, and I`m discovering what an amazing, adventurous spirit he and my aunt Danielle have! People from Montreal are being creative and sending images of Montreal 100 years ago, or of special landmarks.
I have to admit that Sarah and I are far more excited about the project than Jonah. He loves seeing new postcards and we read them all to him. But he doesn't seize how totally awesome it is in the same way we do. We figure he will when he's all grown up! Also, when we show the project to the class and everyone else sees it.
(Français à venir! Merci de votre patience.)