Friday, November 9, 2007

Count Your Blessings

Mary over at Mary's Writing Nook and other bloggers are joining together to start a blogging tradition..... Let's be a blessing during this Christmas season. Tell us your ideas....... Here is a couple of mine........

* Christmas Card List
When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, D. C. 20307-5001

* Check with your local churches or community services for a single mother that might be in school or working two jobs to make ends meet........ Make her a gift basket with pretty bath salts, lotions, bubble bath and all the frilly things that a young mother will not buy for herself. It might be the only thing under that tree for her.............. :) I was once one of those mothers...... I would have loved that.............

8 comments:

Mary said...

Denise,

This post is wonderful. Don't forget to stop by and add it to Mr. Blinky on Monday.

I love the idea of giving a gift basket to a single mother who might not have even one present under the tree. I was also one of those women...for 17 years I was a single parent.

The card for the recovering soldier is a great idea. I'm going to send more than one.

Thanks again for being such a dear friend. I value your friendship.

Hugs,
Mary

Mary said...

PS. I love the photo of your father in his uniform. Thanks for paying tribute... Lest we forget!

Sandra said...

These are both very great ideas!

Edge of Design said...

It's good to see you blogging again. I was wondering when I'd see another post from you. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Sending cards to recovering soldiers is a wonderful idea. I do believe I'll mention this to my dd and we'll both to that.

Dee said...

I love the basket for a single mother idea -- although I like contributing to organizations that give to the needy at Christmas, I really love the special touch of giving to someone that you know is in need, and who probably won't get something from one of these organizations. We have a single mom at our church and I think I'll make a basket for her!!! Thanks for the reminder.

I also love the photo of your dad -- It helps to see the faces of those who fought for our freedom -- and also to know the families that made the sacrifices also.

D

Old Folks Blog said...

Hi,
Very proud your my daughter,
love nuch.
Dad

Sharon said...

I love the idea of the basket for a single Mom. Giving her things she would not get for herself is such a thoughtful idea. Many think a gift card would be good-but she would probably not spend it on herself.
This is a great idea.
Thanks for linking arms with us a we try to be a blessing in His name.

Mary said...

Denise,

The recovering soldier address will not work because the According to a decision made by then Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Transportation Policy in 2001, all mail addressed to A Wounded or Recovering soldier will be destroyed. This is to keep the American men and women in uniform safe. I apologize for the improper information.

You can send a card to a recovering soldier at the same address if it is in care of The American Red Cross.