Tuesday, September 6, 2011

What a wonderful legacy!

Team Operation Write Home,

Thanks for your devotion and incredible zeal for our Soldiers as we are deployed! I Corps from Joint Base Lewis McChord (Fort Lewis) has been in country for 2 months. We are located in Kabul, Afghanistan.

I have seen a few of the wonderful cards that you send to us. I would love to see boxfuls of them for our troops and myself.

It is my personal goal to write my wife and kids every day... I want my 5 year old daughter and 1 year old son to know how much I love them and miss them. E-mail just does not complete the process of communicating this... I want my kids to hold a card 20 - 30 years from now with my own handwriting and thoughts towards them. I make sure I trace my hand on every letter I send. This is how I connect with my family... not through skype or any or technology. My daughter will talk maybe 10 seconds on the phone... but she, along with my son, will hold these hand-written cards for life. What a wonderful legacy!

Maj J.P.A.


Joanne Beck said...

This is why we do it!

Kathy said...

He is so right! I just came across a box of letters written by my parents during WWII and I held them to my heart - it's like they were here with me again. (Mailed off 110cards to OWH this morning ... wish it was more!)

Unknown said...

All the more reason to keep them coming!

Unknown said...

This is so inspiring! I need to get to work!

MaryJo said...

getting together with friends on teh 18th and 25th to make more cards to send.

Unknown said...

This one needs a Kleenex alert. We are so happy to be part of keeping families close.