Quilts of Valor: Cover a Soldier in Thanks!


Do you like to quilt? “Mighty Mom” passed this link to “Quilts of Valor” on to me today … It’s a great way to honor our wounded war veterans for their sacrifice.

The founder of “Quilts of Valor,” Mr. Melvin Lee, a WWII USMC veteran, passed away November 17 of this year.

My oldest nephew, Ryan, will be deployed to Iraq next week. Please keep him in your prayers.  When my mother realized what a hard time Chris (Ryan’s mom) was having as his departure approached, she had Chris send her a dozen of Ryan’s t-shirts, and is piecing them into a mini-quilt to wrap around her when she’s missing him most.

When you pray for our soldiers, why not put in a good word for their families as well?

What Military Families Wished You Knew: Guest Post from “Pops”

I’d like to welcome a friend of Mighty Mom’s, “Pops,” who generously responded to my call for an article about military families. As you can see, Pops is abundantly qualified to write on the subject … and I am so grateful to give EMN the benefit of his expertise!

Hi,  they call me Pops, 
I must thank Heidi for giving me the honor and privilege of posting on the Extraordinary Mom’s Network.  I would like to take a moment to tell you about me and my family. 

I am the son of a World War II veteran who is the son of a World War I veteran.  My family tree has been traced back to the Revolutionary War and documented family members in the service during the Civil War.  I was in the United States Army Security Agency during the Vietnam War.  My oldest son served during the 1st Gulf War. My youngest son, who is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, recently returned from Baghdad as part of the surge President Bush ordered. My father-in-law served in the US Army during the Korean War. 

We are by all accounts a middle class, working  family. We are nothing spectacular, most likely just like you and your family.  Continue reading