Thursday, July 15, 2010

another sweet favor to ask you, my darling lovies.

the best part of being home, was that for the first time in 11 years my ENTIRE family was together. It sounds crazy out loud doesn't it? but when you have an oldest brother and his family living in Germany, an older sister and her family living in Italy, and a brother who has deployed to Iraq three times (each a year deployment) in the past years... it seemed someone was missing from any big event. (certainly, never by choice)

we are spread apart and yet, we Lechuga's are wonderfully close. My family is my absolute center.

Being home this past month with all us siblings together under my parent's roof again-- you could not find a happier girl than me. I felt truly blessed!

As you know, Marco is currently serving his third deployment in Iraq. He got to come home for 2 weeks for his R&R (military term for rest and recovery). There are no words to tell you how AWESOME it was to have him home safe, even if it's only 2 weeks. When he returns Sunday, we'll take comfort that he is more than halfway done with his deployment.

A cheesin Sophia with her Uncle Marco


i am SO proud of my brother. And you know what lovies? he couldn't stop telling me about the amazing letters & packages he recieved from you lovely friends. If I could show you his smile and his absolute appreciation in that moment-- well it would look something close to the picture above.

i really can not thank you enough!

and so perhaps, my last favor to ask... in the remaining months they're in Iraq, they've moved to another base. He emailed us all the updated address and asked to "keep the goodies" coming. If you can, I would love if you could send him one more card or care package to wish him well on his last 5ish months in Iraq. You can email me at micaela.lechugaATgmail.com for his updated address. As always, I will keep a list of everyone who writes him and do an appreciation giveaway.


it means SO MUCH to me but moreso, so much to him.For your kindness, i am incredibly indebted to you.


Giveaway details soon... xoxoxoxo


ps. if you have the means to send a care package, some items that soldiers are always happy to receive are: ramen or cup of noodle soups, hygiene stuff (baby wipes, travel size anything), magazines/newspapers, chips, snacks.

15 comments:

Erin said...

I can't tell you how thrilled I was to be looking through all the photos of your time in Texas, and to see Marco right there with the rest of you! Warmed my heart...

I would love to send him another letter. Email me the updated address, and I'll get right on.

hugs & kisses,
E xoxoxo

Micaela said...

thanks sweet Erin! :)

I CAN'T WAIT til we get the professional photos back so I can post those :)

email coming up...

love xoxo

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

I'm sending so much love to you and your family and for a safe, journey, return, etc.

Claire Kiefer said...

Just emailed you. Of course I will send something to your dear brother. You're so wonderful for soliciting so much love and care for him. I love your family!

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

you shouldn't feel bad asking people to help, because it's not like you're a "reviewer" hahaha!

anyway, email me his address, i want to send something!

Stephanie said...

You or your twinkie need to give me that address. How sweet. I bet that really makes his day...week...or month. You're a sweet sister. :)

Micaela said...

Steph, THANK YOU!!! i will email you the address now- although really twinkie ought to, you ARE her life partner and all ;)

it was SO good seeing you while i was home. I miss you guys!!! i swear, it's like i can breath easier when i land in Dallas. ha

Megan said...

Micaela, send me the address too! More than happy to send another card x

Gabby said...

For sure! I actually mailed a card to him, but it got returned to me. I just haven't had a chance to email you for the new address :)

Belen said...

will do! :D

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

aww, this post actually choked me up! I tend to get a little weepy at almost everything lately it seems, but this especially hit the target. I love how close your family is, and your amazingly sweet request for your brother. so one of a kind. love.

Tiffany said...

Mickey,

Do you know if he ever got the care package I sent??

{ Thy Lady } said...

I am emailing you now! I would love to send a letter to your brother in Iraq! I am so proud of him & his bravery. Really inspires me & to see what a beautiful sister he has is extra lovely too. You are such a gorgeous lady, I'm happy I have you as a blogger friend! x

orsoifeel said...

of course I will send again... I sure hope he received the last one I sent...

Micaela said...

M, of course i knew you would be so giving my sweetest bestie. I will email you the updated address later today. If you sent it within the last month it will be forwarded and anytime before that, you should be fine :)

I LOVE YOU!!!

i can just imagine the smile on his face!

so far 28 people have emailed me and for that.. WOW. i'm in love with the world ;)

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