2016.10.15 From the Field 

It’s always great to share an email received; this one is from one of the female soldiers we send boxes to. If you are interested in joining the effort, just let us know. With your help, we can do more!   Click on support our troops or the donate button to help.
I cannot thank you enough for your giving heart and willingness to send me such an awesome gift! It is so nice to open a box out here and see all of the goodies! 🙂
I am part of the Maintenance Squadron working as the Security Manager. I issue line badges to all troops, work with all security items and work heavily with the Maintenance Commander out on the flight line and with the Maintenance Group. It’s been both rewarding and stressful but the opportunities I’ve already gotten, I will never forget.
Truly I am so grateful! Now that the holidays are rolling around, its getting harder and harder on the troops all around the base and in the Maintenance Group. We have been trying to get into the holiday spirit with Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas just around the corner. Most of us will miss the holidays with our families, so anything that gives us an extra boost is greatly appreciated.
Keurig donated a Keurig coffee maker to us, however we do not have a lot of  K-Cups anymore. K-Cups in any flavor would be awesome as well as Styrofoam cups. Everyone loves Beef Jerky, slim Jims, Mike-in-Ikes & Starburst in our area.
Again I cannot thank Military Mama’s enough, we are truly blessed to have such supportive mamas in our corner cheering us on!

2016.10.12 From the Field

So some awesome person from this group has been sending my daughter stuff while she is deployed . I didn’t get to talk to her very long so not many details but she received homemade cookies & she said she has emailed her . I want to thank you , so sweet I will get your name when I can & thank you proper . So if you have sent cookies to a sailor on the USS Ronald Reagan . Thank you!


I cannot thank you enough for your giving heart and willingness to send me
such an awesome gift! It is so nice to open a box out here and see all of the
goodies! 🙂
I am part of the Maintenance Squadron working as the Security Manager. I issue
line badges to all troops, work with all security items and work heavily with
the Maintenance Commander out on the flight line and with the Maintenance
Group. It’s been both rewarding and stressful but the opportunities I’ve
already gotten, I will never forget.
Truly I am so grateful! Now that the holidays are rolling around, its getting
harder and harder on the troops all around the base and in the Maintenance
Group. We have been trying to get into the holiday spirit with Halloween,
Thanksgiving & Christmas just around the corner. Most of us will miss the
holidays with our families, so anything that gives us an extra boost is
greatly appreciated.
Again I cannot thank Military Mama’s enough, we are truly blessed to have such
supportive mamas in our corner cheering us on!

Just a little mama love in the midst of her own storm

People ask all the time:  “What do you do?  This, although above and beyond, is what we do.  We step in for mamas.  We make sure their service member or veteran is taken care of.  And we make sure mama knows it.  And then we move on to the next mission.

It all began with this:

My son is in some trouble, he is travelling from Georgia to Lejeune. Continue reading “Just a little mama love in the midst of her own storm”

Everything is bigger in Texas

I’ve heard it for my entire life. But spending a week there, I can definitely say the hearts of Texans are huge. Welcoming. Committed. Wholly supportive of America and its values. We drove from Dallas (after delicious meal at Gloria’s), to Midlothian, to Houston, to San Antonio, back to Midlothian, to Dallas.  You get the idea.  We put some miles on.

Helping out with Midlothian Heroes Oktoberfest was humbling. From the tragic loss of a dear high school friend, five people have used that loss as a catalyst to do amazing things. Starting with helping his widow, they have reached out to all their local heroes. They assist families of those with critical needs. Like our Shane who broke his neck: they jumped in with financial assistance so Shane’s family could focus on healing.  The Foundation provides scholarships now; something I am sure they didn’t expect to be doing three years ago.   And they quietly go about moving mountains and appreciating local heroes.

Meeting the army of people who showed up to help, working alongside the fire department, listening to stories from veterans and first responders was the most humbling part of the day.  Sharing dreams and challlenged with children and dear friends…such a great trip!

One of the most precious people I met that day was Stella.  A quiet little girl, she set about making a card for our service member.  Head bowed, and markers interlaced in her fingers, she worked and worked.  Her little brother, Sammy, whipped out an adorable card, while America (the baby) kicked in the car seat and brought the definition of adorable to a new level.  And finally Stella was done.  The pictures tell the whole story…

Stella gets it

Another little cutie stopped by, Kylie was just off her Wee pageant win.  She was anxious to help and cooperative for pictures, but when I asked her if she’d like a shirt like I was wearing (a blinged out MMN shirt), she sized me up and said “Nope” and went back to it.  Her honesty only added to her cute factor.  Even at 3, she knew that stopping to support our troops was important.  I predict this little patriot will go far!