Several days before receiving the gift from BJ I received the most beautiful thank you email from him. Thanking all of the ladies that took time out of their busy schedules to make Christmas cards for the troops. The email touched the heart of all the ladies. The email explained how he was having a bad week, and how his spirits were lifted when he found out he had a package. Then he went on to describe how the other soliders felt about the cards, and some of the comments of the others soliders. I have printed out the email and have taped it to the back of my frame. This special gift will have a place in my living room.
The flag that is folded in the frame was actually flown on the black hawk helicopter. The pictures of the solider in the frame is BJ.
I started making the cards for the troops about a year ago. The Christmas package was the 3rd package I sent to BJ, and the first package to TJ. I learned about cards for the troops from a website that I stumbled upon called "Cards for Heros". I decided then that I would make cards for the troops and shared this project with my scrapping friends. I will continue to do the card challenge for the soliders. I know that it brings joy to them, but it brings peace to my soul.