Love Letter: A Mysterious Delivery

After Charlotte Maya lost her husband to suicide, she and her young sons were used to unexpected visitors. But when her doorbell rang one evening in mid-December, no one was there.

Instead, on her doormat was a gingerbread house kit with a note that just said, “On Christmas Day. …”

In this week’s Modern Love essay, When a Doorbell’s Ring Means Hope, Ms. Maya describes how a series of mysterious deliveries buoyed her family through their darkest days.

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