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Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 09:28 PM

Tonight I am making what seems to be an infinite number of rum balls. It's not really, I just want to have enough to send to all my buddies who need a little homemade cheer to brighten their holiday. Some are able to go home but still feel alone even while they are there because of things they've been through and are recovering from or the things they are about to go through... deploying after Christmas. 

 

It's a very small thing to try and express my sympathy and caring in this little way. I only wish I could do more. For my adopted soldiers who are already deployed, it's easier. I can Facebook them, Skype when they need to see a friendly face that is outside both the military and the family chain of responsibility. Someone they can vent to who it will not hurt and who will not flinch, judge or look at them with anything but compassion and love. Oh and send them fun stuff! I really loved shopping for their Christmas boxes. I have three right now, a soldier in the National Guard, one in the Army and a Marine. Each is special to me and I loved picking out things I knew would make them the happiest. I also have two special pen pals I chat with every day in Kuwait. One in the Air Force, one in the National Guard. I keep them company when they are bored, entertain them, give them advice about their girls, their tech stuff, basically, we're buddies.

 

I prayed that God would make my life useful to others and in this way he has. It makes me happy.

 

Once the book I am working on is finished, I hope to focus on starting a non-profit that works on warfighter, soldier and veteran's issues. I feel called to it and if it's God's will he'll lead me there.

 

I feel as if I am overflowing with love... it's a good feeling. People starve from lack of love. Somehow the love that is flowing through me should be able to assuage some of that pain. 


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Posted on Dec 15, 2012 at 08:54 AM

thank you, add me so we can talk privately

 


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Posted on Dec 15, 2012 at 08:24 AM

awwww dats amazing


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Posted on Dec 15, 2012 at 01:53 AM

I think what you're doing is AWESOME.  In fact I was about to hit the pillow, and now I have to sneak into the kitchen for a cookie, although I'm sure they're nothing like these rum balls!

 

Keep workin' it for our troops!  And for those of you cubbies who are currently deployed and can't make it home for Christmas....

 

BIG CHRISTMAS HUGS & KISSES!!!  XOXOXOXO


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