We talked to the group about what a Quilt of Valor was, and why we were here to present them one. I only looked like a dork two or three times....did you know that I can NOT talk with out using my hands? *sigh*
After our little talk, Marilyn and Nancy helped each vet pick out their own quilt, and thanked them and were able to give them a hug.... and I.... snuck around and made them pose for me!! It was awesome.
Here is our pile of quilts. I did not take this picture. A Veteran came over and took my camera - and proceeded to tell me all about how it works. I think that he and I will be having lunch soon.
BUT!!! He turned the camera on... and lo and behold - it had NO memory card in it!! I panicked, then said - OH! Wait - I know that I am a dork, so I bought an extra card, put it in the case, and voila'! I was saved.
I was told that it is good that I know that I am forgetful, and plan ahead. Shew...
So - the smiles, the love, the stories, the hugs!! The Hugs are the best, and I take them all - so I can pass them back to you!!!
They check out the quilt thoroughly - the stitching, the colors, the various fabrics and the label - and then I get asked a lot - who is this person? Why would they take time to make me a quilt?
It amazes our recipients that someone would take this amount of time to thank them... but Oh the healing powers, and the tears, and the stories that come from being wrapped in love!!!
I hope you keep checking back - I have more photos and a few more stories to share!!