Thursday, February 18, 2010

the sweetest thank-you i may ever have received.

remember those girly care packages i put together for 3 girls in my brother Marco's unit? My brother sent me this picture of SPC Angel Nunez. Isn't she cute?



i got two thank-you cards in the mail recently from her and another soldier. One of the girls named Reba wrote this about my brother: "Your brother is such a great person. I've never met anyone like him. He's almost like an older brother to me as well. He makes sure I'm taken care of, Always."

She closed her letter with, "I'm pretty sure you know how hard it is for us to get necessities out here. It takes weeks for mail to come in. And it's so dusty and dirty here. So again, thank you very much for the lovely scents of HOME!!"

the feeling i felt... well, i wish i could bottle it up. I'm pretty proud of you Marco. As much as I miss you, I know I will see you again and I know right now you are serving a bigger purpose.




*lovies, his birthday is February 22nd, so you still have time to help me (his little sister) out by sending him birthday wishes. Details here.

23 comments:

Katie said...

how SWEET. looks like you TOTALLY made those girls years! and THANK YOU to your brother for serving our country and keeping it the great place it is to live!

SogniSorrisi said...

How wonderful!

Erin said...

What a nice treat for the girls in Marco's unit, to get the scents and comforts of home... all from lovely you! Warms my heart.

I hope Marco is inundated with birthday greetings on Monday! I sent my card ages ago.

Kenza Salem said...

this is amazing of you! how did you think of that?

lindsey said...

<3

Jenni said...

You're one of the sweetest people I know in all the land. Seriously.

Renee said...

that is really so sweet of you!
I know that the troops are so grateful for gestures like that. Great idea!
My brother in law just arrived home an hour ago from Iraq to be here for the birth of his baby girl next week. Sadly, he has to go back in 10 days, which is going to be heart breaking for him and us.

Micaela said...

Renee, that is HEARTBREAKING but I'm glad he gets to be there for her birth. I'm guessing he's coming home for his R&R? it's so hard to say goodbye again. ugh. My heart goes out to your family. xoxo

Brandi said...

What a fantastic idea! I'd love to do something like that -- I'm sure everyone appreciates getting something a little special in the mail.

missy. said...

you are so sweet. that is fabulous.

and she is beautiful :)

Rasha said...

Awww thats amazing.

Risti Megan said...

I'm dyyying to see how many birthday cards your brother receives.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

this is the best reward, isn't it?

you, my dear, deserve a medal!

Cassie said...

So pleased you got to see your gifts in situ, as it were. You really are the sweetest.
xx

jozen said...

awe! you totally deserved it!

my name is lauren. said...

awww!

that was so thoughtful of you!

i bet they were beyond thrilled.

Marisa said...

How great to get thank you cards from them... and that picture is just darling...


Just put Marco's package in the mail yesterday (waiting on something)... it will be a little late for his birthday...(you know me)

Hopefully we wont think I am crazy..LOL

MArisa said...

* he won't think i am crazy.

Megan said...

I am pretty sure you are the sweetest, most giving person i know. How wonderful to find out that you made someones day so much more lovely.

Krissa said...

that is awesome...how cool to see a picture and how nice for them to send a card...thats awesome!!!

Sarah said...

isn't crazy how they thank us... when really we should be laying down every day thanking them for the braveness & courage they have fighting for our freedom.

those care packages were absolutely sweet & i'm sure they adored them!

Jen said...

OMG, this "I'm pretty sure you know how hard it is for us to get necessities out here. It takes weeks for mail to come in. And it's so dusty and dirty here. So again, thank you very much for the lovely scents of HOME!!" brought tears to my eyes! When you posted about the packages you were sending these lady soldiers, I knew that was the effect it would have on them. So hang onto that feeling, because you did such a good thing.

I'm going to check out the details of sending your brother a card... it sucks to be away from home for your birthday.

Cynthia said...

aww that's so sweet & thoughtful!

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