Sunday, October 26, 2008
Lets back track several years. Back to when I was the wife of an active duty marine. It was then that I read an article about a group of women in Germany. These women heard that our service men and women needed some quilts. It was not just any group of service men, these were our wounded warriors that were being flown from Germany back to the states. The air craft that they fly on is very drafy, and these women decided to help out by making quilts.
I loved that idea. When Rusty came home from work I asked him if we could move to Germany. My answer was a very quick no.
O.K., so I packed my idea away. There was no way that my husband could get stationed in Germany.
Fast forward to last friday. I got an e mail and I did not know who sent it, so I opened it. This is something that I never do! This lady was talking to me like we had been friends for ever. Then in the last half of the email she gave me an update on the wounded warrior center down at Camp Pendleton. This lady even showed pictures of some of the quilts that were donated to our boys.
I email this lady back and said " I am not sure how I got your e mail. I am a quilter, but my quilts are not near as fancy as the ones you took picturers of." I gave this lady my number.
About an hour later this lady calls me! We talked on the phone for almost two hours. At the end of the conversation I asked her how I could help out.
I was told that the wounded warrior center needs baby blankets. What? Why would the wounded warrior center need baby blankets. The wounded warriors want them so that their children can have a blanket just like dad. The blankets don't have to match, they just want something to give to thier children. They also need bigger quilts that they can send to Germany! What I can finally help supply blankets to our wounded warriors who are flying home? Yes!
I mentioned to this lady that I had a stack of baby blankets sitting in my closet and that I was getting ready to donate them to the aniamal shelter because I could not find anyone else to take them. Now I know why making baby blankets was so heavy on my heart.
I will be getting together with this lady in a few weeks. I found out that she is a big tea drinker, so I am bringing the kettle and some fine china cups, and she has tea. This lady also said that so many people have donated fabric that she has more then she could ever use. So I will be going through all of her fabric.
My little place in this whole big world has been changed a little bit. I am now going to be the go to lady for baby blankets. Wow how did this happen? How did I get put in charge of making baby blankets for our wounded warriors? I have no idea, but I am up for the challenge.
On another subject. Yesterday was the worst day yet! I could keep my eyes open and I was so sick to my stomch. I did make it to the kitchen to get some baby food and one of the marines just walked up and gave me a huge hug and told me that everything would be o.k.
Today I feel great! So I am going to take advantage of it and get my house cleaned up and maybe run a few erronds.