Monday, November 28, 2005

A Man and His Mouse!!

We only have 4 days to go until our trip. I don't know if you can really understand just how excited I am. :-) This is one of my all time favorite pictures of Walt Disney. I hope you enjoy it!!

I also wanted to let you know that my buddy Chris left for Iraq at 2:30am this morning. This is his second time going. He will be there 12-14 months. Please pray for him, his wife, Melissa and their kids Blake, Destiney, and Mason. When the war started I went to a great website www.operationmilitarypride.org and requested a soldier to support. I was given Chris' name and the rest is history. He is like a brother to me now. I know longer say he's this guy I met on the internet. He is my friend.

We called and talked to him last night, which was good, but I cried after I hung up. This whole war thing just stinks. When you talk to Chris though he was ready to get back and do his job. He doesn't like the whole leaving the family part, but he was eager to get back and help finish what was started. That's very admirable to me because if it were me, I definitely wouldn't want to head there especially a second time.

As the war goes on it seems that support for our troops isn't as big as it was at the beginning. Just like Hurricane Katrina Relief. It seems everyone gets all gung ho at the beginning, but as time marches on so do people's lives. Please reach inside yourself and see what you are doing to support our men and women overseas and the victims or Hurricane Katrina. Is there something more you could be doing? The one thing that soldiers have told me over and over again is that the letters mean more than any care package sent, so if you think that you have to make a big deal to support a soldier it's not. Letters and cards are most welcome.

Just some thoughts to ponder.
Melissa

2 comments:

Wylee said...

Hey Melissa, I followed the link you posted about adopting a soldier... how long does it usually take before you know who you are sponsoring and their address? Our family would like to sponsor a military person for Christmas... but the clock is ticking for sending packages overseas. I don't support the war, but I will gladly support our soldiers.

Mommymeepa said...

I have a soldier you can send stuff too. Let me email his wife and see if it's ok to give out his info. I'm not sure the response time right now on the website. If you put in a response yesterday it could just be a couple of days before you hear back. You will need to get that package out as soon as possible though, so they can get it as close to Christmas. Thanks for doing this.

Melissa