It’s been awhile since I’ve written and several people have reminded me gently of that fact. So – here we go…
More boxes have been sent to Iraq not only for the kids but also for our “kids.” The young men and women that are standing the front lines for us. As I greet them at the daily military R&R fight that comes into the Dallas/Fort Worth airport I am constantly reminded of their young ages. Most are 19-26 and they just look so very young. It feels as though they all could be my kids (yeah, yeah I know I am a half century as my son tells me).
Boxing up some the overflow items we had like games, cards, puzzles, candy canes, hygiene items plus going and buying more fun treats to fill in the boxes, we sent another 20 boxes overseas. It was an amazing feeling to attach a Trinity’s Angels “angel” cutout on the top of each box and then watch as the postal clerk processed each one and smiled when he saw the angel. I don’t think I have ever been so proud when sending something in the mail knowing that the recipients who are a half of a world away don’t ask for anything but support from us and that they willingly put themselves on the line each day. I just wish I could see the smile and surprise on their faces upon the arrival the boxes.
So thank you to each of you who contributed with items or money. Know that you have put smiles on the faces of soldiers if only for a moment and made the light shine in their hearts another time.
nadine mommy said:
How great!!!!! zzhave been reading more and more about Americans in various of the U.S.—especially senior villages—are supporting by doing what you are doing.
Warms the heart that there are people who still have compassion!