Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Monday too!!

So one of the things I love the best about being a part of Quilts of Valor is that we get to show the LOVE to our Veterans any day of the week, any week of the year - but!  When it happens on Veterans Day Weekend  - its just a little extra special... and every time I see the tears of a Veteran - it makes me want to go sew some more and quilt faster!!!

The Darling on the Left - she is so sweet and such a giver - she always wants to make sure her *people* are taken care of first ( the sign of a great leader)... so we were so excited to surprise her with her QOV this time. And she is a fan of Eagles - so you know that we had to get some Eagles in this quilt!!

This one got me, we wrapped him in his quilt, and he whispered something to me, so I reached over to him, mostly to re-hear... and he reached out with tears in his eyes and gave me the hugest hug.

you ALL - I am passing that along to you - he was so emotional about finally receiving a Thank you for his service and that this was made for him - man.... he almost made me tear up ( that's all I will admit to !! ha ha)

and although my son has not had the experiences of these Veterans
 and is just starting on his journey
I have to brag on him here

Because I am his mom
and I love him
and I want him to come home now
( PS - I want the other two to come home too!! ... now!)

Happy Veterans Day
And thank you all
for helping us Love on our Veterans

linking to :
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Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

yes all the vets need a thank you! we have a family with quite a few that have served and are serving now too I worry of my grandson overseas

Annie Toy said...

Awesome Valor gifts and my prayers and gratefulness are with your military family ❤️

Denise said...

Wonderful post.

Carlie Nichols said...

Yes, each ceremony makes me want to sew faster!! Eagles over here in NC are a big hit too. Recently awarded 22 and they all had eagles! Thank you for sharing this and thank you to your son for his service to our country.

Farm Quilter said...

You could have issued a tissue alert at the beginning of your post!!! I love how surprised and humble all the vets are!! Without them, there would be no USA!!! We owe them everything!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Fabulous story and post. Thank you for sharing.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Of COURSE, you made a QOV presentation on Veteran's Day!!! Thanks for taking the time to show them our appreciation for their service, Alycia.

KaHolly said...

I made and gifted my first QOV last winter, and it was such a moving experience, I’ve already collected the fabrics to make another one this winter. Thanks for a lovely post. Your son is very handsome!

Carla said...

Great post, thank you for sharing and thank you for all YOU do.

Julie said...

I love your QOV posts and this was so special. Thank your son for his service. I admire those who serve and have served so much! Thank you for all you do for QOV.