I am feeling so blessed.
The events in our lives this past year have led us to this place … this place where we want to bless as many people as we can with the Verses and Cards I love to write and create. So, Chris and I began this adventure together this fall, and we have been going non-stop since then. We knew we wanted to do this from the bottom of our hearts. But once our project to deliver 580 cards to Veterans officially began, I cannot even begin to explain how humbled, blessed and thankful I am that we decided to do this. The overwhelming support of people everywhere, purchasing cards, writing in cards and sharing their stories of Veterans in their lives is blessing me more than I could ever have imagined.
All of our local Perkins Schools have hopped on board and are each helping us in their own way. The other day, I was able to be part of a class at Furry Elementary. Mrs. Diane Smith, the Guidance Counselor at the school is including our Veterans Day Cards as part of a class on compassion. Wow! I had no idea when we began, how impactful this project would be for the whole community. Not only did I totally enjoy being part of this class, Diane shared a special story about her own father, a Veteran himself. She told me he was not one to boast or talk about his heroism as a Veteran. A special organization, through Stein Hospice, made blankets for Veterans who were receiving care from Stein Hospice. He was given one of these blankets as he had served in the Army. Diane went on to explain how special that blanket was to him and how he would show it to people who came to visit. For this reason, she is so excited that we will be blessing all of the Veterans at the Ohio Veterans Home.
We could hot have accomplished this big goal without the help of everybody around us. Our very own special Veteran, Dave Bodle (my father-in-law) has been instrumental in encouraging us and being our advocate to several American Legions in the Wooster, Ohio area. These Legions are also very supportive, and I can’t say enough to thank all of them!
My parents, as well as Chris’ parents have been by our side helping in any way they can. They are all helping with the card-signing, flag counting and accompanying us for the delivery.
I am feeling so blessed!