Friday, October 17, 2008

Who? What? Where?

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
~Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Ahhh...feel the crispness in the air?

Have you noticed when you are in the mall or even Lowe's... Christmas decorations are everywhere? Me too!

Are you baking some pumpkin bread, or attending an apple festival or visiting a pumpkin patch this weekend? Me too!

Have you thought of the desert today? Have you thought of the brave men and women who are serving our nation, to protect our freedoms? Me too.

Have you wondered...what can I do to make this season brighter for one, two or a dozen Airman, Soldiers, Sailors or Marines? Me too.

One source of information is

Click on Where to Send and there is a list of Military men and women by Service Branch on the left side bar. Read the stories, hear the requests, remember the gratitude.

Click on What to Send if you want some additional ideas such as phone cards, Dunkin Donuts, Care packages. This page also consists of a great "What NOT to Send" list!

Click "How to Send" for information on e-mail, UPS, USPS, customs, etc.

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YIKES! has posted a terrific goal-sending over 50,000 holiday cards to our Heroes in harm's way! OperationLoveFromHome has a Mission to bring a smile to the faces of every troop stationed overseas. Please take a few moments to visit the website.

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Do you know of an organization which makes the Christmas Season more festive for our Airman, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines? PLEASE share your favorite organization, I would be more than happy to post on this blog!

“Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life -- not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving -- not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness -- not by our seeming greatness.”
~William Arthur Ward

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
~Winston Churchill

"It may not seem like much to us, but it will mean the world to them!"


Mike Golch said...

just poped in to say HI.

AirmanMom said...'s always good to see a familiar name! Thanks!
Make it a good weekend!

Julie said...

Thank you for posting this. I always want to do something but never know what or how.

Tonjia said...

great topic today mom! We love sending to the soldiers at Christmas and all year.

Lets all rally around and make this a great Christmas for those who are serving and fighting for our freedom!

AirmanMom said...

julie...I hope this I continue to gather useful resources, I will post them!

AirmanMom said...

tonjia..... excellent idea!!!!!

Kathleen said...

Thanks airman mo for this great blog, I stopped in on each one and signed a card for our troops, it is so wonderful how people get together to let them know they are appreciated. It is certainly the least we can do, after all they do for us! If you would like a great Christmas gift for someone in the military, check out camosock...I just wrote a short blog on it, but they are really good quality and come in the material of each military branch.Love to you and prayers for your son! I have no sound on this computer, but I want to see your video, I sure your mothers heart was proud!

AirmanMom said...

kathleen...thank you for stopping by and sharing the kind words...Your good deeds no doubt are deeply appreciated by our troops!

ABNPOPPA said...

Hi, 'Mom,

Just dropped over from the One Percenters. Nice blog and so very nice of you to remember our fallen warriors on Wednesday. Adding you to my Blog list over a Mark 1:11.

They call me,


AirmanMom said... is always nice to have a familiar name drop by and leave kind words! I enjoy stopping by your place for a good read!

Mud Puppy said...

Well Airman Mom, your post gave me entirely too much credit. LOL, I appreciate everything you wrote and all of your wonderful words touched me. I especially like the "velvet and steel" thing. I don't know if that's exactly true, maybe a pile of $%(^ wrapped in velvet would be more accurate. Just kidding. But thank you, and this little adventure of mine will be jumping off big time in the next two weeks so keep reading and I'll keep writing.

My mom says hello...

AirmanMom said...

mud is impossible for me to adequately thank you and every other member of our military enough for your sacrifice!