Thursday, May 21, 2009

Something Exciting! Join Me For The First Ever CardsForHeroes Blog Hop!



I am participating in the first ever Cards For Heroes Blog Hop. What a perfect weekend to hold such an event as we all celebrate Memorial Day. Those of you who know me or follow my blog know that I have a strong love for our men and women who serve our country. My brother and my husband both served in the Army. My Uncle Wayne was in the Coast Guard for over 25 years, my Uncle Jim made his career in the Navy and his son Jimmy served in both the Navy and the Air Force. I've posted here before about Corporal Kevin Lowe, United States Marine Corps, who is like a second son to me. He just returned home from his tour of duty in Iraq this past March. I wish I had a photo to share of each of my family members that have served our country. I think I'll make a point to do that and post some photos of them in uniform.

CardsForHeroes is a non-profit group whose mission is to send blank handmade greeting cards to our troops so they will have cards to send back home to their family and friends.

Please visit the website and read some of the inspiring stories and then join us on Saturday, May 23rd for the blog hop!

33 comments:

Sarah said...

Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

iring said...

Thanks for sharing you story and photos! I peeked around your blog and I like the Christmas challenge and your card!

Cindi

Karen said...

Nice story! TFS!

Martha said...

I didn't find the link to the next blog so I am adding it here. http://kasmello.blogspot.com/
You'll need to cut and paste I think.

Thanks Monica!

Lisa Renéa said...

Many thanks to your family for their service and sacrifice! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Sending a thankyou to your family for their service!! ;)

Kerri said...

Thanks for participating!

Merry's Musings said...

So nice of you to share your family pics and lovely story in the blog hope. Love Michael Buble too! Happy Memorial Day weekend.

Nancyljk said...

Wow, what a wonderful history your family has with service to our country! I'm enjoying the blog hop and want to thank you for supporting our heroes. My US Marine son is based at Camp Pendleton, currently serving in Iraq.

Phinny said...

Fun! So happy to be doing the blog hop for such a good cause with such a great, generous group of talented peeps! *smile*

JPScraps said...

Hopping along & wanted to say hello!

TLHarwick said...

Thanks for your time and effort! As the spouse of a deployed solider I am sure that these cards are appreciated!

lauren said...

Thanks for supporting our troops!

PamS said...

My lss also collects cards to send to the troops. It is such a worthy cause.

Loni said...

thanks for supporting CFH

Lynn said...

Thanks for helping with this event!

S said...

Thanks go to your loved ones for their service for me and this country.

Jennifer said...

Have a wonderful memorial day weekend!

LadyDoc said...

I'm trying to do my little bit for CFH. I have added a link to this blog hop and embedded the CHF youtube video on my blog. I hope it brings many more people to participate in this wonderful group.

Thanks for all you do!

Victoria S. said...

thanks for sharing your stories of veterans in your family. My husband was in the Coast Guard before we met. THey are all heroes!

Lisa said...

As a veteran myself it's wonderful to read the story you posted of so many family members all serving our country. Please thank them ALL for their service.

PaulaM said...

Thanks for participating in the hop. I read about your 'son' Kevin and realized that he is not far from where I live in CA. Camp Pendleton is perhaps 6 miles from us.

Verda said...

God bless and lots of prayers go with him on his journeys.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

thank you for sharing your story!
Thank you for supporting CFH and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend! :)

KraftyKerilou said...

What a wonderful post! You are very sweet, and people like you is why I help how I can with CFH!!
Kerilou

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Glad you are part of this hop, so I got to see some great cards!

kasmello said...

Thanks for CFH! And thanks to all those in your family for serving. Big Hugs! Kas

Tammy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story! Great blog!

Maggie said...

Thank you for supporting our troops and CFH

christy sheffield said...

Thanks for participating and thanks for sharing your story.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

thanks for sharing! Many Big Hearts make up this stellar hop!

Blessings - Jean

Kim said...

Hey Monica! I think this is great! Maybe one weekend we can all get together and make up a bunch of these cards and send them off. Let's try and plan something :)

Heather said...

We missed seeing your card, but I appreciate hearing about your family's military history! Thanks for being a stop on the hop!