Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Love is a Verb!

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I know our family is not alone in the honor, respect and gratitude we hold in our hearts for our troops and their families. Recently, through a publication I receive on-line, I became aware of how serious the need is of some of our wounded troops as they have returned home. For this group of service men and women, their injuries have caused serious, life-changing impact and reprecussions for themselves and their families. They have formed a Coalition to allow people who can and will, to donate whatever amountn they choose, and it is quickly distributed to help these families with mortage, utilities and such. Most of the difficulties, as you can imagine, come from the care the service member needs, and the time it takes to make the transition from a 2 income family to sometimes no income, at least briefly, then eventually things level out, and the family makes it's adjustments. No life will never be the same again. But, with our help, it can be good again, it may mean the difference in a family making it altogether.

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if you would like to check this out for yourself. No amount is too small. If I remember correctly, they have suggested amounts and then you have the fill-in the blank option, that was what I did. I have found the secret to our family giving, is to give the little we can when we first have the opportunity. If we wait for the "perfect" opportunity to give what is on our hearts to give, well, we just might not ever get the chance to give.

I so very much appreciate being able to share this with you all. I think it is important enough to warrant more awareness on this subject and opportunity, and please feel free to do the same if you like!

Here is an excerpt from their site: "Tracy Keil's husband Matthew was shot in the neck by a sniper while on combat patrol in Iraq and suffered a severe spinal cord injury, leaving him a quadriplegic. The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes provided emergency financial aid to the Keil family within weeks of Matthew's injury. "The Coalition came to our aid when we didn't know where else to turn," Tracy says. "This has helped our family in so many ways."

8 comments:

  1. I can not begin to imagine their lives. Somehow my blog list didn't connect me with your last post...will have to come back to read later.

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  2. Just last night as we watched the Westminster Dog Show and a man who lost both legs in the war in Iraq came out I asked hubby, "We do compensate him don't we? I mean he lost his legs in service to this country. We do GIVE him something for the rest of his days for that, right?" Hubby wansn't sure. A worthy cause to be sure. Thanks for posting this.

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  3. We are only just beginning to see the repercussions of this war. It makes the heart so sad, to know how much these young men have given.
    thanks for sharing this information, a worthy pause.

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  4. Looking at Leslie's comment I wondered just how much the injured get. I am sure it is not enough. And if we can pay Washington's people the rest of their lives after they serve....what should we be doing for our injured military.
    I will go on over and take a look.
    Love ya girl

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  5. I can't imagine their hardships. I am so glad to know about this and I will look into. Thank you for sharing the information. They gave their all for us and we should do something for them. Kathi

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  6. Just wondering how you are doing. I am trying to stop in at least once a week so that I don't loose touch. It has been crazy here....we had a visit from a virus that lasted a week....not fun. I am just now getting my energy back so that I can start working out again.
    How is that book coming? Hopefully there have been no more flying attach by critters and you have been able to get in your comfy chair and hammer out some good stuff.
    Just thinking of you.
    Love ya girl

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  7. Hey, there! Just dropping by to say hi. Wondering how the writing is going? Hope that the fact that you haven't posted for a little while means it is going well!

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  8. I was also stopping by to see how your writing is going and also hoping your not posting is a good sign that it is going well. May God bless you and lead you in your writing!

    Also not sure if I had let you know I had passed on an award to you for your blog. It is at http://fallingonhisgrace.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-first-award.html. I am behind in sending this out to people as life has been busy for me also.

    God bless you!
    Kim

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