I got an anonymous letter a week before Christmas the year my husband was in Afghanistan with his National Guard unit. The writers thanked my husband for his military service and my family for our sacrifices. It also said, "We want your children to know that, yes, there is a Santa Claus. Please make sure they're spoiled while they spend this holiday without their dad." Inside the envelope was $300. I don't know who sent the letter, but it still brings tears to my eyes.
-Shannon Taylor, Ames, Iowa