Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sandstorm Season



It's Sandstorm Season in Iraq!

Pray for our soldiers as they endure these storms!

Although everyone of us find it a challenge during this economic crisis, it is so very important to continue to send packages to our soldiers. They need, no I take that back....they DESERVE our support! Take a few moments and visit SoldiersAngels. Please make the commitment to one soldier; write a letter and send along some of the items we easily remove from a linen closet or medicine cabinet. I have addresses for MudPuppy and Zachary, two heroes I have featured on my blog numerous times. If you need ideas of what to send, please e-mail me!

Last night, I attended an Operation Welcome event. My friend KD and her sister joined me, for they heard of a soldier who was returning home. This Airman is the friend of a friend, so all we had was a name to look for! We found him! We hugged him, it was a surprise to him that we would be there to greet him! Last night over 800 heroes returned home! It never ceases to amaze me, how these men and women thank us! They thank us! It just blows me away. Shaking their hands, is by far the greatest honor of my life. I could not imagine being in the presence of anyone else in this world, and feel more privileged. From the moment we see the first soldier walk through the doors, to the final soldier walking through our welcome line...my eyes remain filled with tears.

May Almighty God bless each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine!

6 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

My admiration goes out to all of those serving in those conditions. I'll try not to grip the next time the wind is blowing so hard here in the Texas Panhandle.

Fragrant Liar said...

I can't imagine being stuck in all that sand. My nose and eyes would be a mess, and I'd just have to lay down.

I would love to have been there with you at that welcome home party. That would have been really cool. I never hear much of anything like that around where I am. No active bases, I guess.

AirmanMom said...

travis...so nice of you to stop by!

AirmanMom said...

fl...it is an amazing experience, I wish everyone had this opportunity! Thanks for stopping by!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

AirmanMom.....
Godspeed to our brave men and women and please hit me up at my blog with an address (so's I don't miss your reply!! I havew friend who will send a care package as well...) to send a lil care package to the guys that you mentioned and your son!! I welcome any ideas but I thought I'd send a tase of love and a taste of home...

Steady On Airman Mom...Steady On...
Reggie Girl

AirmanMom said...

RG...I'll drop you an e-mail with a couple addresses of soldiers. Your idea of sending a taste of love and a taste of home is what it is all about! Your gesture will be greatly appreciated!