Friday, August 27, 2010

A New Favorite Pillow

Joining Cindy for her Favorites for Friday Show and Tell here:

As some of you know, I am part of a group of mamas who make up a Military Mom Prayer Group. The first Saturday of every month, as many of us as can will get together and share and pray for our sons or daughters serving in the Military.

We have Marine Moms, Navy moms, Air Force Moms, and Army Moms. All branches!
One mom actually has a son in the Air Force, one in the Navy, and now she has one in boot camp becoming a Marine at Parris Island, SC.

Today, I want to share with you about this special Air Force mom. She is the founder of our group and she is a dear friend and dedicated prayer warrior sister. Her name is Paula. Here she is at her son's graduation from the Air Force Academy.

This past meeting in August, she pulled a bag out when I walked in, and said she had something for me. She had made me a "Marine-Hugger Pillow." Girls....this is just the most touching thing to my heart. Paula had found a Marine Tee, and while sitting in the hospital with someone who was recuperating, she sewed that tee shirt into a pillow and then stuffed it.

She told me I was to hug it until my real Marine got back for me to wrap my arms around.

I'll tell you something. This pillow has gotten a LOT of squeezin' and some tears too. Thank you dear Paula. Love you muchly, and I will always cherish and KEEP this pillow. It is helping me through this looooooong deployment. You are a very special lady.

So, until this guy gets back...

There will be a whole lot of this!!!

Thank you Paula. Love you!

Hugs to all dropping by. Thanks for continuing to pray for our heroes...


HOOTIN' ANNI said...

OOrah indeed!! I'm a USMC Marine also. My son served in the Gulf War!!

My link for you... WIZARD OF OZ
Do come by to say hello if you have time!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

oh dear...I should've typed a Marine MOM! LOL

Theresa said...

OH MY GOODNESS, what a wonderful gift! Sweet, thoughtful and useful:) I bet you have hugged the daylights out of that pillow! It shouldn't be long now as best I can tell until your Justin is out of the desert! Love you my friend and prayers are flowing from your Georgia Sister!

billypandnikkysmom said...

What a great gift! Such a touching thought, it's the little things like that that get us through the day! Praying for Justin & all of our Warriors! Have a great day, lots of hugs & prayers coming your way!!

Sandy said...

This is so touching, Julie. What a dear
lady your friend is and what a wonderful
My family is one who appreciates and
remembers to lift up those brave men
and women who proudly and selflessly
serve our great country.

Joyce said...

What a wonderful gift your friend made you... I am sure you will cherish it always. Hand made gifts are my favorite. Soon you can set it down and hug him!!! Still praying!!! xoxo

debbie said...

What a lovely gift. Handmade gifts are the best. Blessings to you and your family.

Manuela@TPOH said...

What a lovely thing for her to do and it's cute! I know you treasure it!


Susan said...

oohrah!! My son is a US Marine Gunny Sargent!! I will be praying for your son. Hugs

Fearless Nester said...

What an absolutely thoughtful and touching gift from your friend Paula. What a comforting gift! ~Lili

Cindy Lou said...

That is the most absolutely touching and heartfelt gift I have ever seen!! I thing that I would be having to tie it on my while my Justin was gone!! That is a priceless gift and you will always have it to hold on too!! I know that his time is drawing near and that hopefully before long will be able to sqeeze him! And I can tell you that when I would hug my Justin and lay my head on his chest I could hear that heart beat...OMGoodness!! That was just the most wonderful sound to me EVER!! You enjoy your day and OOHRAH to Paula for making that special gift! Love and Hugs to you MMS!!!

Anonymous said...

oh Julie this is just a priceless gift you have gotten. I know it is getting alot of its intended use and soon your boy will be home with you. Do you know yet what unit he will be coming home in? I think they are doing it in stages not sure. I know Jeff and Col. Manning will be the last two to leave all I know is I want them ALL home safe and sound say right about now!!! nancy settel

Privet and Holly said...

I'll hug my own
pillow extra tight
for all of our brave
men and women serving
our country. What a
fabulous support group
and I'm betting each
has a story to tell!
What a lovely gift from
Paula. Hope your weekend
was a good one! I just
put my kiddos on the bus,
this morning. 90 degrees
and they'll be inside ~
bummer! Take care and big
hugs to you and yours.
xx Suzanne

Privet and Holly said...

I had to pop back
and tell you that
the "decoder" word
I got when leaving
my comment was
"rantr!" I hope
that's not my new
xx Suzanne

Julie Harward said...

Ahhh, that was so sweet of her and a great gift from one mom's understanding heart to another mom heart... Hug on mom! :D

CACHANILLA73 said...

Our Lord has Angels for Us here in on earth. ;) Blessings and hugs. Praying everyday for Your Justin safe return.