We are lucky enough to have our mailbox on our porch. Instead of a mail carrier driving by, dropping our mail in a box halfway down our block, he comes to our door everyday. We've built quite a relationship with him. Laila adores him & he's always sure to take time to give her special treats or hugs every time he sees her. During the summer months she'll eat lunch out on the porch awaiting his special delivery. During wet months she'll quickly scramble to throw on her boots when we see him coming while exclaiming, "I don't need socks mommy!" so that she makes it outside in time to get a hug. Lately they've started delivering our neighbor, Thelma's mail together. Side by side they brave the elements & get Thelma her treasured envelopes.
Dan was also delivering our mail when we pulled into the driveway with our new baby son. He welcomed us home and was the first of our "neighbors" to meet him. Needless to say, he has a special place in our hearts. We love Dan the mailman!