Sunday, December 15, 2013

How Our Mail Carrier Became My Christmas Angel

December 14, 2013

Dear Postmaster,

I feel you should know our mail carrier has always been extremely conscientious, but now her caring and pride in her job has actually made her the instrument of an out-and-out Christmas Miracle. 

It’s the time of year when your staff is busiest, but not wanting to leave a package needing refrigeration in the pick-up box, she came to my door hoping to deliver it personally.  That decision marked her as my personal angel.

I’ll explain.

Knowing I’d be having surgery last week, I’d made every attempt to gather gifts for my grandchildren well in advance. Alas, 3 items didn’t make it in time, probably because that vendor used UPS! Furthermore, the surgery (actually, let’s face it, an unconscionable Lifestyle Lift) proved way worse than expected. I’m not permitted to heft anything heavier than a remote. Let alone wrap presents. The whole mess was on an upstairs table and I couldn't do a thing about it.

Then suddenly there was our mail lady with an armload of Swiss Colony standing there wondering why this woman who looked like she’d been smacked by a Mack truck was crying and thanking God for her.

As soon as she understood my situation, she immediately swung into action, trotting upstairs to collect the gifts and promising to handle everything. Only a few hours later everything was packed, stamped, and ready to go that very day!

I don’t know if the Post Office gives awards for miracles, but it’s important to me to tell you what this mail carrier means to us. She’s a shining example of professionalism that goes above and beyond in any occupation.

Mary O. Fagan