Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thankful....Part One

It's November and now that the Saints are out of the way (Never!  Yesterday was the feast of St. Leo the Great and today is St. Martin of Tours...take a minute and have them sent to your daily email HERE). Anyway, now that the Saints party is over, I've settled in to the Thanksgiving (and then Advent) prep.

There are so many things to be thankful for in our family, neighborhood and nation. This week we're concentrating on the military...learning all about the branches; what each does to protect us and our freedoms. There are so many soldiers who will be away from their loved ones these holidays. So many who have fought now and in the years past. We should be so thankful for those who are willing to stand up for our freedoms.

I was looking for a way to not eat all of the Halloween candy that has come into our home. Truly, it's a bit obscene. Three least 25 lbs of candy. I eventually found Operation Gratitude. They have so many ways to give back to the soldiers and currently it's sending candy to include in care packages. Win-win.

The kids also wrote some sweet thank you letters and colored some pictures to include. I even mailed it before Veterans Day. Hooray for motivation that comes from helping others!

The candy sorters...chocolate and not-chocolate
He didn't want to give up the mystery bacon/popcorn/pizza lolli. The bacon was gross :0(
Writing the cards

Blondie's picture

Some Marines with other Operation Gratitude care packages
Ultimately we sent about 20 pounds of candy and almost ten cards/letters. It was a great teaching moment on so many levels. Let's all remember our and always...and the great service they provide.

We are blessed.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! Thank you for thinking of this (as my brain is on strike lately ;^))