Friday, December 12, 2008

Need your Help!!!!

During the holidays, so many of our boys in uniform don't get to be with family and friends! Many of us would love to help, but don't know a name and address to send to. . . . so here's one! This friend posted this note about her son, and I thought many of you could respond with a card, a note, or maybe even a little gift! Put a smile on this young man's face this year and thank him for what he is giving up for us!!! Here is her note:

Dear Sisters,
I am one who does not like to ask for help and I am really torn on this subject but if any of you would like to send a Christmas card to my son it would be so appreciated by me (and I know by him as well). My son is on his second deployment in Iraq. He has been in the U.S. Marine Corps for the last 2 1/2 years. This is the first Christmas we are not together for the holidays and it makes my heart sad, yet I am so proud of him. I thought it would be wonderful if he could receive holiday greetings from all over the United States and am asking my "sisters" to help with this. It would mean more than you know to send a greeting card, especially at this special time of year.

If you are interested in doing this his name and address are below:

Any Soldier
2dBn, 9th Mar
E Co
Unit 74120
FPO AE 09509-4120

I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have really struggled this holiday season, especially with my son's absence, and I am looking forward to the spring and my son's return from Iraq.

My thanks for considering this request.


I'm sure Margo would love hearing from you, too and her email address is:


I just heard from Margo, and she has requested (with many regrets, believe me!) that I remove her son's name from the address. It seems that there are those rotten apples out there that want to spoil everything and search for these names and send hate mail, etc. Please contact her through her email address for her son's name if you wuld like it to go directly to him, or better yet, send a few cards off to this address and cheer up his whole company of guys!!!!! Sorry about that!


Jan and Tom said...

What a sweet idea, Cora!

Do you have a link to share, where we could contact the mom, Margo Willoughby?


Linda said...

count me in!

Bob said...

Thanks for posting this. Here is Andrews blog that we made for his homecoming from Iraq last Year:

Songbirdtiff said...

Hi there! Thank you for coming by my blog. I'll look forward to getting to know you better.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Cora..
I would be honored to send a postcard from Hawaii. What a wonderful way to let our troops know how much we appreciate all that they do.

Hugz Lorie

ByLightOfMoon said...

I will participate also, I have not even got my cards out yet as I was cutting down on my list. If fact, I have not done much with MY Christmas boxes this year.

But, this is special and I WILL get one out to Andrew and maybe some of his friends. I appreciate what he is doing for our country.

Thanks for the information and the addresses.
SMiles, cyndi

I also love your blog decor Cora, it is beautiful!

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What a wonderful idea! Hope this finds you doing well. blessings, Kathleen

Shanda said...

Cora, I so understand what the mother means about the hate stuff. My best friend lost her brothe leon in an IED blast and you wouldn't believe the dirty rotten scroundrel who descended upon our small town. They called themselves protesters and came all the way from Kansas City. They held signs up that said Leon was a leaper and would rot in hell. Many people tried to sheild the fsmily from these horriable people who I believe WILL rot in hell as they should. It an awful world sometimes and I wonder who really created these awful people.
Hope your doing well Cora and I hope you have a blessed Christmas. Buy something extra sweet for that pooch of your since he is behaving so well now.

*Linda Pinda* said...

Thank you for posting this, Cora.

What a terrible shame that the men and women who put their lives on the line for all of us need to worry about such things as hate mail and ivasive protests...

As always... You are in our hearts and our prayers...

Hugs... *Linda* & family

Toby Parsons said...

This is a wonderful idea Cora. I'll contact her for her son's name and go from there.

Thanks! And, I hope your Sunday is well. :)

Toby Parsons said...

Have a blessed Monday Cora. :)

ceekay said...

Hi Cora...Jan at Jan and Tom told me you made the cute little angels she purchased from you. They are so cute. Glad to see that your 6th treatment is behind you. In February I will be off chemo 1 year. That is some wicked and wonderful stuff. I am so surprised you are able to blog. I was pretty much out for the count. I hope to be able to stay off treatment for a while longer. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas...

Debra said...

Just wanted to stop in and say hello. I love you and I'm praying for you.

MARIA said...

May God bless you!

from Poland

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Wonderful idea Cora! Thinking of you and wishing you a Merry Christmas!


Susan said...

Hey Cora,I am Susan from Precious Memories.It has been a while since I have written.I wanted to write and say hello.I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas.God Bless.

Toby Parsons said...

I pray you have a wonderful weekend Cora.

It is snwoing here with 7" so far. Brrr. I hope you are warm. :)

Living Life with a Joyful Heart said...

Hi Cora,
I've been thinking about you and wondering how your doing, keeping you in y prayers.