Saturday, May 21, 2011


We Love Our Hero’s Blog Hop 5/21

Today is Armed Forces Day, so again, this is a hop to support and bring awareness to the works of Operation Write Home . You should have arrived from: Linda..
if not please start at Misty’s, so You don’t miss anything this wonderful group has to offer. In addition to card makers making cards for service persons to send home to their families, OWH has what they call ‘Hero Mail’. These cards can be any size; not just the usual required A2. They also include a personal note to ‘Any Hero’. We call them Hero’s, because OWH covers all branches of service. These are passed out to deployed hero’s, who might not get much mail, or just passed around to enjoy news from home. Here is more info.

Thank you to All of our Heros, past , present and those who serve on the Homefront as well!

My youngest son, Brian, served in the Army.  He was an Airborne Engineer.  (Yes, that means he jumped out of perfectly good airplanes - LOL)  When Brian was sent to Iraq, I wrote him a letter and put a copy in his scrapbook.  For my project, I would like the share that letter - from a mother to her son.  Brian returned home safe and sound - yet for many mother's that was not the case.  My love and prayers to all who have loved and lost their "Hero's".

Your next stop is….Jazzy

In case you get lost along the way, the complete hop list is below.

1. Misty...
3. Kristal..
5. Amy...
7. Kathie..
8. Rexann..
9. Vicki
10. Jenny
11. Darlene
12. JennyB
13. Linda..
14. Patti
15. Jazzy
16. Momo...
17. Paula...
18. Melanie
19. Jan
20. Gina


Misty said...

Dang it Patti, you need to revise this post to include a tissue alert! Thank you SO much for sharing this with us. *sniff
Thanks for being part of my hop.
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

kathlee said...

Awwww...what a tear jerker! Beautiful and what a precious memory! Super big thank you to your son & his mom for making such a big sacrifice to keep our country the great country it is!
Fun hopping with you today!

girlia said...


Linda Therrien said...

Very nice - yes, you should have had a tissue alert before reading. Thanks for sharing that with everyone. I am very proud of my nephews, Brian and Mike!!

Love you sis!

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful! Thank you for your son and his service to our country! I am so glad he is back and safe!!

Jazmin said...

Your letter brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing.


Tanya said...

Aww.. how sweet!!! Definitely a tear jerker!!


Darlene said...

oh my how sweet just lovely

It was nice hopping with you today.

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Nancy M said...

Very touching! Thanks for sharing that and for the sacrifice of your family to service!

MeLoveBono - Ms. V to you ;) said...

Oh wow - your post is amazing (leaving a little teary eyed) - and your blog is simply gorgeous! I swear, I felt like "oh this smells good!" as it loaded!! I could "imagine" the beautiful smell! Very soothing decor...

I forgot to introduce myself I was so taken with your site and story!
I'm Vicki - I am in the hop with you today ...

Thank you so much Patti for sharing your story and family. I have really taken a commitment to OWH - I don't think the only thing our military needs is food and sleeping quarters...I think the card idea (both Hero Mail and cards for them to send their families) is very much needed...and I plan to send a lot more cards to OWH this year and all to follow ---

Thanks again ...

sallysbitz said...

This is just brilliant and thanks for sharing something really personnel x

I am part of the blog hop team and am hopping my way through x

hugs sally x

jordanbev5 said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Patti - this is so sweet! I kinda knew this hop might be sentimental but you are killing me girl :) My nephew is going to Afghanistan in a couple of weeks and I will be sharing the OWH information with his wife and my sister. thanks for being a part of this hop and for sharing this letter.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

Hugs to your son! So glad he made it home safe and sound!

craftaholic said...

very touching and I am so glad that your son is back with the ones that love him!! TFS!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Amy said...

What an incredible letter!! My cousin (who is just a few years older than me and was one of my best friends growing up) was ALSO an Airborne Engineer with the Army!! We used to ask ourselves why on earth he would want to leave a perfectly good plane too! When he joined, I was heartbroken and proud -- heartbroken that I would go ages without seeing him and proud that he was willing to take that risk... Thank you for sharing your letter, and thank you to your son for his service... It means so much.

Amy :) at
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Total Pageviews