letter writing mistake

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I feel like an idiot. I normally write at least one letter a month that is general and the same for all my kiddos. I realized tonight that I hand wrote the same exact letter to my husband's sponsor child (PE3390462) TWICE. I don't know how I managed to do this. I am afraid that she will be very confused by this. 
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Hi Marissa! First, you are not an idiot! You are a precious daughter of the King and you have a wonderful compassionate heart for children in poverty. :) Second, I am sure that this little girl will feel doubly blessed because she got two letters instead of one (never mind that it was the same letter). Think of it this way, you already bless her and the other children with loads of letters and sent an extra one when some precious kiddos do not get any letters. I know that she will be encouraged, even though it was a simple mistake. :) 
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Thank you for that, Susan!
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I've made the same mistake before :) My child didn't mention it.  Possibly a little confused, but then again, I've received letters from my kids that confused me too haha!  In the meantime, they'll still know you care :)
I've also forgot to change the name on my kids letters and called them by the wrong name.   They didn't respond to that either, so I assume the translator caught it.
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You're not an idiot, Marissa. Don't be so hard on yourself. You are doing a wonderful thing! God works all things together for good for His children and even though we make mistakes sometimes God never does.

Two years ago I was working on the floor of a rent house with a crawl space and I cut some boards at one end and then I went and did something else. Later, I came back and I forgot that I had done that and I walked over that spot going to turn my radio down and I fell through the floor right in front of the guy I was talking to. The worst part is I sprained my ankle pretty bad and I had trouble walking and couldn't ride my bike for several weeks so I had to tell a ton of people what I did and be reminded of it constantly every time my ankle hurt. That story has absolutely nothing to do with letter writing I just thought it might cheer you up and make you feel a whole lot smarter! :)

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