Monday, December 14, 2009

a little favor from my heart.

My brother Marco wrote to say he landed in Kuwait. On his facebook, his status was "I am here so far away."

i told him he was not far, he was in my heart. Twinkie wrote the lyrics to a song we've chosen to remember while he's deployed in Iraq for a year:

"Somewhere out there someone's saying a prayer
That we'll find one another in that big somewhere out there

And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star

And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky..."



He's our Fieval.


i miss him so much! 364 days to go...

he just emailed us his new mailing address so i have a huge favor to ask from my heart. He knows about my blog and knows how close i feel to you all.

Would you do me a favor and send him a card? a few simple lines of encouragement to my brother & it would mean SO much to me. So very much. He doesn't know i'm asking you guys so it would be a WONDERFUL surprise. (For those in the U.S., it's a regular stamp to send.)

please email me at micaela.lechugaATgmail.com and i will send you his mailing address happily! thank-you!

thank-you, thank-you, thank-you with all my heart. xoxo

22 comments:

erin elder said...

what a wonderful idea. VERY sweet and heartwarming. and those lyrics are one of my favs!!

i know i'm a new reader, but i would love to participate...

Rasha (andthisiswhatshesaid) said...

Very sweet. I would love to do it, just because I have had the experience of a brother being there.

ps the movie an american tale is the BEST

Erin said...

I've just emailed you. I'm totally in.

PS: You've made me cry again. I already have a runny nose, Micaela! Now it's out of control!!!

Megan said...

Just emailed you! I think it is a very sweet idea x

Krissa said...

Just emailed you dearest!!!! what a beautiful idea...I love it!

Jenni said...

I would be honored to spend him a letter. Seriously - you are an AMAZING sister. Shoot me an email with the mailing address and I will get one out to him tomorrow.

ps- Will you also let me know of any rules in sending a letter to military folk in Kuwait? I just don't want to put a sticker on it or something that the Government won't like and not allow him to have my card... :)

Jayne said...

SO SWEET, MICAELA.

i'm definitely in. i'll be e-mailing you soon. :)

xxJackie said...

My sisters used to sing a duet to this when we were little. Carrie would wear a beret and do Fivel's version and Michelle would be his sister. It's so funny you have the same song with your big sibling! I'm making him a card right now. You are completely fabulous for doing this and I love love love you for it. He's a lucky guy to have such a thoughtful sister. I'm such a lucky girl for finding such a thoughtful friend <3

eQ said...

Hey girl! I have military in my family so I know what it's like. Send me his addy and I'll send him a little love from NYC =)

Kristin said...

OH wow. Totally crying now. I will most def send him a card!

Gabby said...

Just emailed you! You are such a sweetheart!

jackiek said...

i just found your blog and i absolutely love it! it's so adorable... i'm sending you an email right now : )

Saltina said...

I would love to! An American Tail makes me cry every time. EVERY time.

♥Aubrey said...

May his journey be safe!!! My hubs is already there...i know what you mean when you say they are never far from our hearts ♥ Luv that saying :)

Belen said...

love dove! yes yes! i wanna send your brother some mail, it'd be so awesome! :)

and what do you mean regular postage to send? like regular "international" or regular "between me and you"? does that make sense? :P

haha i'm a weirdo, i know.

sbelen@student.rcc.edu

love love love love you!
i'm excited to write to your brother. you're practically my sister now, which makes you siblings my siblings, which makes your parents my parents! LOL.
and my family is practically yours too! :))) (in fact, my mom says hello hehe)

Belen said...

btw, you asked for a button.. i made one.. i hope you like it!

http://i47.tinypic.com/29vf6ns.jpg

Micaela said...

darlings, i can not tell you how much your outpour of support means to me. it touches my heart and my family's too (when i told them how fast you all were to reply).

i don't know if there's any way i could EVER repay your kindness.

i love each of you for doing this.

Aubrey, i'm sooo sorry that you have to experience this but with your foxy hubs. How did i miss he was there? if you ever need anything, let me know xo

Belen, you cute girl. I wrote this in your email but incase anyone else was wondering... it doesn't cost extra meaning to send a letter to Iraq, it's a regular 44 cent stamp (since it's through the military post). I was afraid some people wouldn't want to send a letter if they thought you had to pay international posting. NOPE. not at all :) just a regular stamp. (unless of course you live outside the U.S. which some of you who wanted to send him a letter did and for that i am SO THANKFUL to you {erin & megan} xo)

Belen, you are indeed my family ;) so cute! and the button? FABULOUS! i have it up. love it!!! you are so a tech/craft goddess. You need to teach me how to do 3 columns.

love each and every one of you!!!

Melissa Y. Allam said...

You are the sweetest sister ever to think of your brother like this. I love to see his surprise when he starts getting a bunch of cards.

missy. said...

such a great idea. just barely emailed you for the address.

you are a wonderful sister. he is very lucky.

Rhianne said...

i love you - this is such a lovely idea! Emailing you right now!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That is such a fabulous idea. Are you posting the address?

The Socialite said...

sign me up!

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