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Thread: 70 Stockings - Done!

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    Roben's Avatar
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    I made a promise some time back - 70 stockings in memory of a dear, dear man named Roy :) Mimisharon, they are done, being filled this afternoon and on their way to Afghanistan tomorrow. The filling is all because of my awesome neighbor and all of her hard work; I just did the stockings.

    Thank you so much, Mimisharon - because of you and Roy, each one became a meditation of sorts. As I made each one, I kept in mind that this particular stocking may be the only one that soldier may receive this year - and how much brighter that one moment will be. I was humbled to do one small thing. I could go on, but it would probably get sappy :wink: I simply got much, much more than I'm giving.

    Here they are - I hope Roy would approve :)

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    That was a generous and much appreciated gift you did. As to how to find the right soldier.. Soldiers Angels is a LEGITIMATE site with excellent match ups for those who want to help. My daughter is in the Army. She also ran a Soldiers Angels club at her high school to make sure that care packages went to those in need. The soldiers are recommended by those in a higher position who realize these kids are NOT getting mail from home.. it can make a real difference to get a note, a small care package just because you want to say thank you. So for your stockings.. thank you. For your neighbor who helped fill them.. thank you. You are paying it forward in such a good and needed way.

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    I'll do some checking, Loretta - Mimisharon might have a solid source for you too. We adopted a specific unit, and had inside info since my neighbor's daughter is in the unit we adopted. We're doing 'treat' kinds of things for the holidays - treat bags for halloween, the stockings, etc. If you have any ideas for Valentine's Day, I'm all ears :lol: :lol:

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    Roben...you rock!! As the mom of a man that did two tours in Iraq, and thus two Christmases away from his family, I know how much these are going to be appreciated!!! Thanks for caring! :)

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    Roy would be very very proud of you

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    What a wonderful tribute to Roy and what a gift to the people who receive them.

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    Wow, that is so wonderful!!

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    That is fantastic! You should feel very proud!

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    I know how much Mimisharon does for others. Bless you for kicking in and helping! I know how much these stockings will mean to our service people overseas!

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    Roben, you are fabulous. Great work!

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