Mid-winter can be awfully dreary when you have a disability – just getting out and about is a challenge. It’s why every year, Joni and Friends celebrates Valentine’s Day in a most unusual way. We call it, Heart for the Disabled. During the month of January, we introduce five families to our radio listeners – these special-needs families have been chosen to receive our Heart for Disabled gifts. Around late January and February, these disabled people and their families are feeling weighted down by their many challenges, and they are in desperate need of Christian encouragement. We invite radio listeners to send Valentines, notes with prayers, scriptures, poems, or personal words of encouragement. Well, you should see what comes in! Our mailroom is flooded with cards, checks, gift cards to Target, McDonald’s, Starbucks; you name it. One generous lady even made five quilts for a family. These notes and gifts express so much love and personal compassion. And the best part is, the five families have no clue what’s coming!