Friday, November 20, 2009

Thank FULL for Love

A week after Veteran's Day, this past wednesday,
 I went to my good friend's house for a girls' night in.
Her son Donald is overseas protecting us and
she wanted to honor him and the other troops by sending them some fun stuff.
She hosted a care package party.

Everybody brings something to send off to our troops overseas, 
In this case - her son and his platoon.

So far from home.

What do you send?

Love I say!

Once again Love Rules the Day!

Sending anything is sending love.
I sent all my favorite DVDs. 
If I need to see
 I can always run to Blockbuster!

In this season of 
thanks and giving
please consider giving a minute of your time to send a note to our troops.

Those kids are far from home
and could use some love.

Especially a mother's love.
Thanks Lizzie
pulling it all together 
and sending off some
care packages
overflowing with
~and for raising such a fine example of a man~

Thank you for sending the postcards to our unit! While soldiers routinely grab all the snacks, toiletries, magazines and books out of care packages, it is the letters, cards and postcards with heartfelt messages that mean the most and truly remind us that the folks back home care and appreciate what we do.

Thank you for showing that support. Have a great week and keep up the good work.
- A member of the Military Police

This is the top of my stove right now. Left hand side: Rare Dutch Delft 1945 tile made to remember the Operation Chowhound-Manna food drop missions features RAF Lancasters dropping food with woman and child waving flag below. April 29-May 5, 1945. Their dreams came true. Middle is a turkey mold, two sided. I am going to try some butter molds with that this year. Pray it comes out alright. Far right is a picture I drew for my mom when I was about 4. That's her on the right, praying, my dad on the left also praying and a thanksgiving turkey in the middle.  I don't think the turkey's prayers came true but I hope yours do!


Willoughby said...

Great reminder! My brother in law (a career military man) was in the Middle East during Desert Storm. I sent him letters about twice a week during that time, most weren't terribly exciting, just chit chat about what was going on around here. When he finally came home he told me he really looked forward to reading the letters no matter what they were about. It was a little glimpse of home he enjoyed.

I love the collection you have on your stove! The drawing is priceless!

Gaston Studio said...

Great idea your friend had to host a care package party! And yes, love is the answer and maybe some cookies, socks, etc.

Purple Flowers said...

I whole heartedly agree, love is the answer. We just gave a box full of things to the local church to send to our troops. Chocolate was one of the winning items! I wonder why?! :)

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

What a great idea!! I love this post!

Shana said...

This is such a great idea! A good reminder to all of us here of the little things we can be thankful for! P.S. I love your little drawing! :)

pve design said...

Packages of love to those who are far are away are the best. Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder.
I would send little illustrations to each of them, with purple hearts.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Lovely this age of really is all about keeping it simple....Bigger is not always better....

and yes...let's all remember those great kids overseas....they are the BEST !

Have a blessed weekend.


Conquer The Monkey said...

this is AWESOME!!!!!! I have sent care packages before through an organization, and letters too, but need to re-up my effort.
thanks for this!
New to your blog, will be following!

One Sassy Girl said...

Ooh, what a great way to spend a day! And to get a photo of gorgeous young men in uniform as thanks is too good to be true.

But really, I commend you all for keeping the troops in mind. You're motivating me to do something too!