Saturday, November 25, 2006

Unexpected Surprises,and Weekend Web Wanderings

Well, yesterday just seemed to be my day for unexpected surprises

First of all, I am not passing this on to 'toot my own horn"...but to share my giddy excitement,LOL.  We troop supporters hear over and over how much our letters mean to the troops,like someone writes here

but I wonder if the troops know how much it means to US, when we receive an unexpected Thank You?

Because that is what I received yesterday, an unexpected 'Thank You"(and why there is a picture of coins with this post, the picture is from   )

A soldier I had sent a card to, decided to thank me for the card by sending me his UNIT COIN!!  Talk about totally blown away....I was awed and humbled, that my card meant enough to someone in Iraq that they sent ME something in return??!!

I never became a troop supporter EXPECTING anything in return, or EXPECTING anyone to send me thanks.....the soldiers I am writing to are,after all, in a war zone. 

So when someone does take the time to say "Thank you", especially in a manner like this soldier did....well, it just makes your day, if you are a troop supporter!!

My second surprise was when I went by and discovered THIS   Milblogging Featured Member: Kathi See

Ok, I had no idea THAT was coming.....WOW,THANK YOU,JP!!

(and if you have a blog, and you're listed on , DO go by there and 'Claim' your blog :)

Well, that is, I think, enough about Me,lol......on to 'where I have wandered on the web lately"..

I found this the other day......a Beautiful tribute to the latest Medal of Honor a Third Grader

Blackfive had a feature on a movie about another hero: 
Dadmanly (and many others) are calling for PRAYER WARRIORS for a wounded soldier  
There's going to be a groundbreaking for the new home for Eric Edmundson on Dec.8th!! 
I received an email from Billy Hodges at Hunts for Heroes   and it looks like hunting is good :)
(which reminds me, middle son got a deer last week, Yay! Kyle...I love deer meat:)
Here's excerpts from Billy's email:

"Hunting season is well under way and so is the HUNTS FOR HEROES team. We are well on out way of fulfilling our goal of taking wounded soldiers on 100 hunts and hunting has been indeed good.
 Last week, we hosted three wounded men and their wives from Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Also on the hunt ....were several others..... the hunters shot over 50 ducks in two days.
After the duck hunt Saturday morning, all of our guests practiced shooting skills by having a clay shoot. Some of the wives learned how to shoot a rifle/shotgun for the first time. The wives each shot a whitetail doe Saturday afternoon. Another soldier.... shot a doe as well as a nice buck the following week in South Texas.
The HFH team provided food that was to die for. Bar-B-Que, Chili&rice, eggs, sausage, bacon as well as every kind of pastry know to man was in abundance. HFH even bought coolers so our guests could take home some of the left-over food, along with the duck breasts.
Some of the HFH team will be going to BAMC the week following Thanksgiving to see if arrangements can be made to cook some of the venison for Solders/Marines still too sick to attend one of our events.
Plans are well under way to do a television with wounded back on active duty with the 4th ID hunting geese in December. Several deer hunts are planned for the management season in January and February. We will soon be planning fishing trips for the spring.
I would like to thank all the people that have helped us financially on behalf of the HFH team. Our team is the hardest working, dedicated, giving bunch of people in the world but could not do this without your help. Your support speaks volumes in so far as supporting the troops..........Thank you."
Billy also sent video links,listed below:
I just can't say enough about what a wonderful job I think Billy and the Hunts for Heroes team is doing!!!!
That's all for today,hope everyone has a good weekend, and God bless our troops!!!


dancingcowgirl2 said...

Just wanted to stop by and leave a little hello.  That is really neat that your getting special thank you's from the soldiers.  You do a lot of great things for our soldiers. Keep up the great work!  SSG Kaiser wanted me to be sure and tell you thank you for the card you had sent him.  He is going to be having another surgery soon for his glass eye.  I saw him at a memorial service we had a couple weeks ago and it brought me to tears.  I am so thankful he is here.  He is a good soldier and now is faced with a medical retirement, so his life will be forever changed.  Please continue to keep him in your prayers.  He has a wife and 3 kids to support.  Thank you again for all that you do...God Bless You!

kasee267 said...

Thank YOU, for the lovely comment :)
I will continue to keep the Kaiser family in my prayers!
(and You,Your family, and Your soldier,too!)