Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Sympathy cards - and some blog candy?
Doesn't seem like those two words, sympathy and candy go together, does it.
But... go check out http://jesskittelson.blogspot.com/2009/08/comfort-military-spouse-and-win-some.html and you will more fully understand.
I spent a fair amount of time today just making up a few sympathy cards. Not exactly a fun task, but in a way, it was nice. I personally was very disappointed in our government for "taking a moment of silence out of respect for Michael Jackson" but they don't find the same kind of time and courtesy is necessary for a fallen soldier, or not even a bunch of fallen soldiers. Yea, I understand they can't do that for every single one (well, they could but won't). And, don't get me wrong, I'm glad they did this for Michael and his family, and I love Michael's music, and I was so sorry at his death, but something in the news just a day or so later, really ticked me off that they don't seem to hold the same respect for our own military. So when I saw this opportunity for me to personally contribute.... well I jumped at it.
I have no one in the military, so it's not like this is a personal crusade for me, but I think it's just a matter of knowing/doing what's right. And our governmental leaders DO NOT.
The black card is very hard to read here, but not as hard to read in person. It's embossed, but not with white - just clear and then I added some chalk to it.