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Thread: 70 Stockings - Done!

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    Senior Member 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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    Senior Member Roben's Avatar
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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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    What a generous gift. Great job.

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    great job! That makes me tear up ..just thinking about how great you feel.

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    Now thats nothing but American! Great job!

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    (((HUGS))) You are an awesome and generous soul (((HUGS)))

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    Oh please let me know how to get involved in this for next year. I'll start now! I am doing quilts of vallor too but love to give to these men. It makes them smile if only for a moment. I know if I were there, I would appriciate it. Please PM me with info.

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    Oh--I have goose bumps on goose bumps. Thank you for doing that.

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    So touching, so thoughtful, so wonderful! Thank you for caring! It will go a long way w/the recipients! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    That is Awsome Roben!!!!! What a wonderful act of love!

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    What an awesome thing to do, Roben!
    I'm sure each and every one will be appreciated!!!

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    ROBEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: (not sad tears, but tears of joy and gratitude) You are so wonderful and so talented. I'm sitting here crying and thanking God for the wondrous friends I have made here. You not only talk the talk, you DO the talk. Oh, how can I thank you?

    Roy loves them and is very grateful someone remembers him to the troops. Our Jim is back in a war zone for another Christmas, this is three Christmases in a war zone for him but God has watched over him as your stockings will absolutely cheer and remind so many of the love of all of us here in America.

    I love you, Roben, big big hugs!!!!!!
    Sharon/mimisharon

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    You have inspired me. I'm going to contact Soldier's Angels asap and see what my family can do to help comfort a soldier.

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    That is just awesome Roben! There are so many that will have a little joy thanks to you and your neighbor....thank you!

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    :thumbup: You and your neighbor are awesome :lol:

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    That is awesome, I would like like to know how to go about it for next year. What did you fill the stockings with?

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    Roben, that is so great. I think I will start making some for next year too. Thanks to you and your neighbor.

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