Monday, October 04, 2010

Quilt of Valor Delivery

Remember my QOV emergency???

Here is what happened. A soldier came back from Iraq and Afghanistan.  He has been home 2 months and has been having a rough time. His mother met my friend, my friend called me, I called the Mother, and we worked out all sorts of plans. Different ways of getting a QOV to this soldier. Who was wounded, and needing some comfort.

Plan 1 came into action at 3 pm on Sunday - right at the end of the Bronco game. Perfect timing. So we loaded up and headed out. We came to this young man and sort of surprised him.

His Mom and Dad herded him into the house, he was fixing an air conditioner. And I started opening up the quilt. I started to tell him about what a Quilt of Valor was, and how this one was made for him. And I told him how much love and hugs and comfort go into these. And then I wrapped him up in it, and sat down for a chat.

The WHOLE time that I was there, that young man did NOT remove his quilt. He hugged it, and stayed wrapped in it, and refused to take it off, even when he was hugging me goodbye.

I know that that quilt started some healing for this young man, he really thought that he was just being forgotten. I know his heart tells him otherwise now! This quilt was made by Harriett. And I thank you all for participating in QOV - so that these soldiers can start healing.

10 comments:

Vicki W said...

How in the world to you meet all of these soldiers and not cry your eyes out? I get all teary eyed every time I read one of these posts! I so appreciate you sharing them.

Tamera said...

That is SO awesome! I'm like Vicki, I just tear up when I read about them receiving their quilts.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Alycia for all that you do! What a wonderful story to share with the rest of us.

Quilter Kathy said...

Fabulous! You do great things my friend!

Mary said...

Another good reason to continue on.

Stephanie D. said...

What an awesome testimonial!

Anonymous said...

What a quiltastic rescue story! The look on his face is priceless. That is what QOV is all about. Congrats super gal...I add my tears to the ladies above.

Shari in AZ

Elaine Adair said...

Thank you for the photo and story and thank you to Hariett. It's nice to see a face to go along with the quilt. 8-0)

Judy Laquidara said...

I'm with Vicki . . I was crying reading it. Thank you for doing this!

Ann Wight~ said...

Thank you Alycia! You are an Angel.