It's been a year since I joined Soldiers Angels and overall,what a rewarding and interesting year it's been, often in unexpected ways.
I have met some wonderful folks serving in the military, and corresponded with them through letters and/or emails.(And I've met some great folks through Anysoldier.com ) I've also 'met' online,or read the blogs, of some great troop supporters, and some wonderful military wives.
And it's because of Soldiers Angels that I decided to start this journal,which led to me being AOL Guest Editor the week of Memorial Day 2006....something I never imagined happening back when I started this in hopes of interesting/encouraging other folks in supporting the troops!(Because for me, it's all about 'getting the word out' and being featured like that certainly brought some more attention to my humble little effort:)
There's been some sadness,too, over so many wounded soldiers, and so many casualties .And yet, when you read the stories of those who are recovering from their wounds,like those mentioned in my previous post ,you can find stories of hope, courage, and inspiration.
And when your heart breaks for those left behind struggling to put their lives back together, like Heidi or Mary ,you find that you can at least, as Emily reminds us, turn to our Lord and God in prayer. I never realized when I joined Soldiers Angels that becoming a member would increase and deepen my prayer life.
But writing letters to soldiers, and sending cards to deployed soldiers and wounded soldiers, and reading the blogs of soldiers, troop supporters, and military families...has all led to areas of growth that I never expected in my life when I first set out on this journey.
So who knows where the journey will lead me in this coming year? I'm looking forward to finding out!
I'll continue to share the journey here with whoever stops by:),and you knew THIS was coming,right?
If you'd like to start your OWN journey of supporting the troops? Consider stopping by
and see where the journey takes YOU!!
It's been an honor and a privilege to support our troops this past year. God bless all the men and women in our military!