Monday, June 26, 2006

We love our troops - and it shows!!

Look at all of those beautiful boxes!! They are crammed full of goodies that were collected at the Reader/Writer Get Together together in Cincinnati to be sent to servicemen and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is double the amount of boxes that we've ever shipped out at one time before. Romance readers are without a doubt the most beautiful bunch of women you could ever want to know! Those who preferred to not bring tangible items donated cash and checks to assist with shipping, and I have no doubt that every penny will be used to ship these bad boys!! If not, I'll use any leftover funds to shop for more goodies and ship another box.
Lindsay helped me pack the boxes on Saturday and Sunday and we both had fun doing it together. We talked about how good it feels to do something nice for others and how fortunate we are to live in the wonderful country we do and how thankful we are for everything that we have.
This effort has nothing to do with politics. I don't care about anyone's choice of political party or who agrees or disagrees with our leaders, I simply want the young men and women who are fighting this war to know that their fellow Americans love them and support them as they work, fight and sacrifice to keep us safe and to make our world a better, safer place.
Thanks again to everyone who generously opened their hearts and wallets!



Cryna said...

Laurie that is astounding to think you collected all of that at the get together. What you do for the troops is terrific. I always am astounded with how generous Authors are for the various causes. The readers are also a very giving group, and I am so pleased to have them as friends.

You are to be commended for the ongoing work you do for the troops it is a mammoth undertaking.


Judy F said...

Ditto to what Cryna said. I can vouch for Laurie loading down car from the get together. Its really impressive to see all the giving. Laurie you are a gem

Hugs Judy

Jodi said...

Thank you for all you do for our troops. I'm glad to see that you have continued your efforts and continue to update us it.
Lots of hugs to you and Lindsay!

Jill said...

Is it too late to send you some books for this great cause??

Laurie D. said...

Thanks for the kind words Cryna, Judy and Jodi! I love doing this!

Jill, it's never too late - I'm already working on another box - any books you want to send would be very much appreciated! Thank you!

Stacy~ said...

Laurie, you are such an angel - I am inspired by you all the time. I'm going to agree with everyone here and add my praise for your unfailing energy and support and for always offering up inspiration. Hugs, kiddo :)

Laurie D. said...

Aww, Stacy, you're such a sweetie, but you neglected to say that you too are always thinking of the troops and sending boxes to them. Maybe you'll remind me of my unfailing energy around 9 pm every night - it becomes a tad elusive around then! Thanks for being such a dear - I'm grateful for your friendship!