Love Letter: A Mysterious Delivery

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

Instead, on her mat was a gingerbread house kit with a note that simply said, “The first day of Christmas. …”

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

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