Sunday, May 24, 2009
Quilting Bee of Folks #10
Hello everyone!! So very happy to see you here today!! I thought I would post today instead of Monday. As always please feel free to jump in. So today I thought we might have a bit of homemade ice cream and strawberries. If you would prefer I also have some yummy pound cake. There is home made whip cream and delicious ice tea or coffee laid out. K… the ice cream will be done soon – I hope very soon it’s killing me to wait!!
I have racked a quilt today to honor our vets & troops! I ask only one favor today, please leave your opinions of our last and present presidents at the door. Thanks and hugs from me.
Many of you know my husband is a Idaho Army National Guard Member . They are currently up for deployment although we do not know when. I am deeply proud of Jim. So what happens with our serving men and women is dear to my heart. My opinion on the current war is irrelevant honestly my main focus is supporting up the troops.
My Dad was an Air Force Major and a pilot in WW2. He flew jets in the Berlin airdrop and flew over the beaches of Honolulu before Pearl Harbor. I had intended to join the Air Force myself – but well .. my life took other directions. Still I can’t watch “Top Gun” without feeling that pull to serve.
I was thinking about the families of those serving right now too. It isn’t easy when your other half leaves and you take care of everything. Not to mention the fear that your other half, son or daughter, will return changed or not return at all. It really is terrifying. I often wonder if there is more we could do for the families and those serving?
I know several single folks in my husband’s unit that once there, will not have anyone to send them letters, emails, treats while they are there. This deeply saddens me. Maybe if some of these folks had some warm contact from someone here – they might not come back feeling so empty and lost. I do not want to simplify the things they go through, just wonder if there is more we could do for them?
So… just a thought on Memorial Day…. for those who are serving and their families, what can we do to support up our troops? Maybe in just little ways? Maybe reach out to a family who’s member is deployed …. even just to say – we are here for you and a hug. Or a note or treat to a soldier who has no one. Maybe a vet who needs the lawn mowed? So please think about our troops and our vets this Memorial day!!
Thank you for letting me soap box a little!! I think I need some of that delicious ice cream and strawberries….. yummmm. Would you like to join me????? Thank you for pulling up a chair and joining me today!! Have a relaxing Memorial Day!! Namaste, Sarah
Oh…..I have created a little badge for our Quilting Bee of Folks. If you would like to add it to your blog with a link to mine, I would be honored. Please don’t feel obligated. Feel free to snag it if you would like!! Hugs!