Dear Habitat...

Here are some thank you letters and other words from our families:

This was a request for repairs:

"I need windows and my ceiling is leaking.  I am on a walker and my porch needs fixed it goes back and forth.  I am so sorry that I need all that fixed.  I always wanted a house but I couldn't get one so I had to get this.  Thank you and my bathtub is also leaking."

This a thank you:

"I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the repairs that were done to my home.  I am very grateful to you all for taking the time to extend your hard work and talents to beautify my home.  You made this possible.  I pray God blesses Habitat and every volunteer that worked on my home.  I pray Habitat continues to bless other families as you have mine and many others."

And another:

"Thanks for the wonderful job on the porch and steps.  Looks very good and I don't have to worry about falling through and the steps caving in.  Excellent work and many thanks to all!

And another from a longtime homeowner:

"The letter I write today is different than all the others in the past because this letter is a letter of success and triumph.  I have now had a full time job for over two months.  After several years of being far behind, it is with exceeding joy that I can tell you that are financially harsh season is finally blooming into spring and leaping into summer.  I am elated!  You have been there from the beginning when I gratefully walked into my home.  You have diligently worked with me even though not all of you have even met me.  I don't know if I could ever express the gratitude in my heart.  Through it all, the Lord always makes a way.  He is always on time just in time!  Our home is a gift from Him and I have committed to be a good steward over what He has blessed us with.  Thank you for helping me to honor that commitment."