Monday, August 1, 2011

Sometimes I forget

and need to be reminded to do what I can
to help & encourage
the brave men and women who daily
put their life on the line for
me and my family.

I have two good friends who have sons
serving on the other side of the world.
One is a farm boy from South Dakota,
just recently deployed.
The other is on his 2nd tour of duty;
he has a wife and young daughter.

Today Princess and I headed to the PO
to pick up the proper sized box
for mailing to overseas soldiers.

Then, off we went to shop.
It was fun!

We came home and looked at photos
of the young soldiers we were packing
our boxes for.

Princess wrote a note inside each card
introducing our family and thanking
them for their service.

We filled out the needed paperwork.
(customs form, which we also
got at the PO)

Here are our boxes, labeled and ready to mail.

They are ready to be taken to the PO tomorrow.
*We left them unsealed as we have a few
questions to ask the postal worker before
we seal them.

Please pray for Donald and Jay when
you remember our service men and women.
"I know their Mama's would appreciate it!".


NanaDiana said...

A wonderful idea! I am always humbled by all the service people that give their all for us- Great job sending them something special- xo Diana

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Flat Rate boxes are wonderful things. I have been sending boxes to soldiers for about 6 years now. Only last year, when my nephew was in Afghanistan, did they go to someone I knew. I use www.anysoldier.com . I've had some soldier relationships that lasted their entire deployment and some I never hear from at all. There are few female soldier supplies available to them so all the girlie stuff is fun for them and fun for me to send too. You know you will bring a smile to their day when they get mail.

It's addictive and fun. Warning: You may not be able to stop.

My Mind's Eye said...

EXCELLENT idea and what a good heart you and Princess have!!
We'll keep Jay and Donald in our prayers.

Everytime I see a solider, fireman or policeman I thank them for looking after the citizens of our city and state.
Madi and Mom

Aloha Acres said...

This warms my heart. I don't think a lot of people realize what these boxes mean to our troops. We recently sent a box to a soldier and got our whole family involved.

Nonnie said...

Yes, I have done this too. I have 2 nephews in the Army and the problem is the boxes don't seem big enough when you get ready to pack! Good job, Debbie and Stashia! They will appreciate your gifts.

Jeanie said...

Kudos to you and Princess...what a great thing to do for these soldiers.
You are right that we can never forget what they do for us every day.

Jill said...

I will definitely be keeping them in our prayers. I know they will appreciate those boxes from you ;-)
Your dog is so darn cute!!!

Thanks for your comment on my blog...I know it seems I'm always behind the camera and rarely in front of it! LOL

Have a great night!


Munir said...

Purple heart hall of fame is just round the bend from where we live. West Point is just a hop skip and jump distance from here. Every morning I see young GI in their fatigues. My heart goes out to people who have "Parents of a Soldier " on their bumper stickers.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to these mamas (and papas, no pun intended) because these brave men are just boys when they are home. Yesterday, two young Oklahoma soldiers, just 22 and 23, lost their lives after only being deployed since June! I can't imagine the hell their parents are enduring. God bless these men and women who give so much, and God bless their parents who have given more than that!


Great idea! I love the photo dialogue you gave us....it was just like being there.

Gracie and Bobbi said...

How nice!!! You are teaching Princess some very good ways and in return she will have a beautiful heart as well.
These guys will be in my prayers.. along with many others.

Chatty Crone said...

I sure will.

Rhona said...

What a great thing to do. I often think of the brave service men/women from both our countries and thank God that there are people like them. Jay and Donald will be included in our prayers (and their families) xx

Relyn Lawson said...

I love, love, love your new blog header, by the way!! I've been a blogging slacker lately because I am on a long trip of my own. We're in Arizona now and I have a bit of time on the computer - finally! I was having withdrawls from being away from my blogger buddies so long, I tell you. I hope your summer continues to be as wonderful as it sounds here. Love to you.

SouthLakesMom said...

As the wife of one of those who was deployed, THANK YOU! Almost everything we sent to him, he passed on to the young guys who weren't getting much mail. He only brought one item home -- a stuffed owl my son sent to "watch over him" (the boy was 6 at the time).

But I thank God that he came home at all.

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