My mother has always been a big component of pushing me to write thank you letters, even when I didn’t want to.
Mama always said a thank you letter goes a long way, especially when it is hand written.
Well, this week I wrote thank you letters to some of the women who have welcomed us into San Miguel. These thank you letters were a result from a brainstorming session from within the Hen House (a newly coined term for the San Miguel Community Outreach home in San Miguel). We planned to write thank you notes, including some traditional Gringa cookies and also the recipe for the cookies. Most of the women we were planning on giving these thank you letters to had shared with us a traditional Panamanian recipe; María who showed us the corn tortillas, and Aminta who shared her queso fresco recipe.
A recipe for A recipe makes the world happy and fat.
Well, the challenge was up to me to write a thank you note for their time and help, and translate the recipe into Spanish while the girls made the cookies. Accidentally, my camera was at the same time busy taking photos every second of me writing the cards, so I put together a quick video of the process.
Tiffany and I delivered the cookies, recipe and letter to María. Again we found ourselves EATING patacones, pollo, and limonada on the front porch, speaking Spanish with her wonderful daughters, her mom and her neighbor looking over the valley. So I’ll have to write her another thank you card.