It's been a hectic week (when is it not?lol) so it just ocurred to me today that....ONE MONTH FROM MONDAY....we will be in Missouri to see OYMBT (Our Young Man in Basic Training:) GRADUATE!!!! WOO HOO!!!!
I get different 'alerts' for Soldiers Angels from Technorati, Google, etc. as I wanted to start a weekly post (hopefully weekly:) of mentions of Soldiers Angels in the news, and on blogs. The alerts have kind of been piling up, so I just wanted to pass on a few of them, and then next week try to get my act together a little better to make this a weekly feature of links for you to check out.
I recently saw a comment on the AOL Journals Editor blog About Soldiers Angels (which means the word is getting out, YAY!!) but the commenter only mentioned Adopting A Soldier....and while that is surely a wonderful thing to do! (And something I've never been able to afford to do myself. Except now, of course, we have a soldier in our own family we need to support!)
In my case, I unfortunately have had to take a break for a time from the
due to financial reasons. It's a wonderful team,that does very important work, but sometimes you have to take a look at whether or not you're Overextended in certain areas, and sadly, make decisions that you might not really wish to make about what it's resonably possible for you to do.
This is a team that I believe in with all my heart, as the feedback I have gotten from families that I have sent condolence cards to as a member of the team has assured me that it Does matter to the families of the fallen, to know that even strangers they don't know are thinking of them, and holding them in their hearts and prayers during their time of mourning.
However, with the cost of postage going up Monday and with preparing for a trip across the country in a month, I had to take a look at whether I could still continue to meet my obligations as a member of the Letter Writing Team , a member of the Cards Plus Team , and as a member of the Wounded TLC Team , and Also Still meet my obligations as a member of the Living Legends Team ?
And,sadly, with the past few months sometimes having a very high number of War Casualties ? I had to do the math, and face the reality of what I could and couldn't do. Almost $30 in postage alone for the month of April for sending cards for just one team is just a little too much for me right now, never mind the cost of the cards for that team, and not even including the cost of cards or postage for any of the other teams I belong to. Something had to 'go' in our budget for right now, and it was a question for me of either committing to just this One team? or committing to continue to meet my obligations on the other Teams I've been a part of for the past two years?
I hope in a few months to be able to once again be a part of the Living Legends Team , but I had to accept that I just can't Do everything I wish I could, financially.
Well, that's enough about that. Moving on, here are some of the links I wanted to pass on.