Random Musings of a Banded Bad-Ass (not really)....

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Princesses and Flying Horses

Through a colleague of my husband's, we have partnered with many friends in "adopting" an Army Ranger Unit stationed in the remote, rural hills of Afganistan. We chose this particular unit because we got word that they are in particularly difficult conditions and a very perilous location, with limited supplies and access to any real creature comforts (i.e. water for personal hygiene). Last week, Steve received an email from the Sgt. of the unit, and it really touched my heart:

"I wanted to say thank you for all of the packages; the guys all enjoy having snacks and magazines. I would have sent you an actual letter but as it is we get most of our resupply via air drop so its hard to send letters back to the post office. I was reading a card from Sandi E. and she mentioned that she could only get her daughter to draw princesses and flying horses. Its been particularly difficult for us these past couple of weeks and all I could think was how much we could use some more princesses and flying horses around here. Thank you again for all of the support."

I know this has absolutely nothing to do with the band, but man, it really pulled at my heart strings, and I wanted to share it with you.


  1. Oh my gosh, I love that you do that! I have adopted soldiers through an organization called Soldiers Angels. It is just a small thing to do, write a letter and send a package, but it means so much to them.

  2. That's great! I'm glad you are helping to make their time over there a bit better :)

  3. That's really touching. It's amazing what we take for granted.

  4. That is so awesome what you are doing...so important to support our troops! Have enjoyed reading your blog!

  5. As a Gulf War Veteran and a military wife, I truly appreciate what you are doing.

    I am nominating you for an award. Check it out at my page.