Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas has always been my favorite day of the year. Sure, I like getting things, but even more, the joy and excitement of being able to give things to others has often led to me planning for Christmas for months in advance.

This year, I was focused on getting ready for deployment. Only after I was here, did I think about the small team at Camp Leatherneck, and how they could surely use some reminders of how they were loved. So I asked for help. And you delivered.

I was amazed, astonished, humbled, and brought to tears several times by the response. My team has all kinds of OTC meds,

shelf-stable snacks, toiletries, books, movies, lights, knives, warm socks, personalized stockings, and cards. Thank you so much. You made today special for this little group of sailors and soldiers, so far from home. You made it very special for me, too.

Merry Christmas.


Old NFO said...

Y'all are more than welcome JR!

Home on the Range said...

Glad we could do just a little bit to those that deserve so much more.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year John.

Zdogk9 said...

woulda had a bit more heads up and you would have had some of
Ella McLaughlin's 40 proof fruit cake. Was the highlight of my tour North of the Imjin some 40+ years ago during the height of the Pueblo crisis.

J.R.Shirley said...

Oh, yum!

I bet that's great. Yeah, most fresh baked goods from the States get dry. I'm hoping soaked cake will be the exception.

Thanks for your service.