Monday, July 18, 2011

Thank You!

Hi Everyone!  
I was very inspired and so touched at all of the wonderful comments from the Getting Cricky Blog Hop this past weekend.  Thank you all for making it so special! 

This month's hop was in support our fallen HEROES... each Design Team member featured a special "Thank You" card to be delivered during the "Run for the Fallen" in Maine...and featured the FREEDOM isn't Free stamp set.

This post is quite long- but so worth the read. 
I plan to print this post and send it along with my card!
As part of my blog candy "requirement", I asked everyone to tell me who  they would like to thank for making their lives a little better.
Here's what they said....

JulieK (Me)- I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to all of the Military in this fine Country.  If you are a member of the Military, or if you have a child, another family member, or a friend who is-- Thank you for everything that you do!  It is people like you, who make life (as I know it) possible.

Brenda said....I would like to thank all my family and friends and those I don't know but who have or are serving our wonderful country. I salute you.

Patricia said... Afer losing my DH, I was lost, my sister came to live with me, thank you dear sister.
Jill Angel said... I want to thank everyone who has served or is serving to protect our freedom!

Lisa said... I would like to thank everyone who has served our great country, both past and present, dead and alive, for keeping the USA home of the free and land of the brave :)

Lindsey said...I would like to that my Mom...I wouldn't be the teacher I am without her.

Barb said... I would like to thank my father for his military service.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...I would like to thank my family for taking my daughter and myself in after I left an abusive marriage!! As well I would like to thank God for taking care of me and my daughter through everything and never leaving our sides!!

scrapinmamaof2 said...  I am grateful to so many people but would like to thanks the soldiers who fight for us everyday. I am eternally grateful. 
Sunshine HoneyBee said... Want to thank all the people who have served to give us our freedom which is not free by any means. Have Military background in my family. Hubby served during Vietnam war.  

Dee Burns said... I want to thank my wonderful husband for being my best friend. More than anything I want to thank the BRAVE men and women of our INCREDIBLE "AMERICAN" MILITARY...they are AMERICA'S HEROES. 
DIANA L. said...  There are so many people to thank I would have to go on and on, but I thank God for giving me the Life I have and all the blessing sin it.

Charlotte said...  We just cannot thank you military enough for the job they do. My daddy and all of his brothers were US Marines in WWII. My daddy was critically injured on Guam. He is 87 years old and continues to have complications from his injuries. Two of his brothers were in the Korean War where one was a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. They are all my heros.
Vicki said...  I wish I could thank my neighbor Steve. Forty two years ago he gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Vietnam at only 21 years of age. 
Jennifer said... We all need to give thanx to our soldiers!! They have made the ultimate sacrifice!!
Jenny said... I would like to thank my husband Jason who was deployed twice while in the Army. He is my hero.

NanetteMT said... I would like to thank God for helping me day by day. He is always with me! I would also like to thank all the military people who enable me to have the freedom to worship God in this country!
Pam said... My family is full of soldiers, from Navy, Air Force, and Marines. My Grandfather, My Father, My husband, My Uncle, My husband's Father who survived D-Day!. All of them are Heroes to me, along with any man, or woman who has ever served. We as a nation owe all we are as a nation to our men and women in uniform. Thank You, all of you!
Amanda said... My husband makes my life so much easier! 

McVic said...  I would have to thank my family for giving me a great foundation for the love of god, and country.
Shannen said...I would like to thank my family, for all of the "stuff". You know, the everyday stuff that families are there for, cups of coffee and pieces of advice that help shape life's journey. I am VERY blessed.

mamawcindy said... I am so Thankful to God for being with me. My family and I have been going through some really tough times lately and so Thankful to all of the Military Men and Woman for their Service and Sacrifice.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...I would say that I would thank my hubby for always being there for when I need a lift on a hard day and my daughter for making my day better with just a smile.

Amy E said...I couldn't even begin to list all the friends and family members who have served to make my life better. I love them all!
Cathy said... I would like to thank everyone who has ever served, they all made a difference over the years, if not for me...for someone.

shersl84bed said... I'd like to thank my brother who served in the army and my grandfather's who served before him, and to all the other men and women who have served and are still serving.
Dawn, RI said...I would like to thank God for giving me my 2 grandchildren, Jaysn and Danielle. They give me Joy.
Jen_H said... I would love to thank not only the people who serve in the military but also their family at home. It is hard on everyone involved. Personally my mom and my hubby (who has done a tour in Iraq) for making my life wonderful. I couldn't survive without you. They are my heroes.
JustMeJustina said...I would like my parents for being so strict and keeping me on the right track.  
Carrie said...I would thank my husband, who has always gone above and beyond anyone else to give me support and encouragement. I'm so blessed to have him!
Pixichick said...I would have to thank my husband for being so supportive an understanding of me, especially with my crazy family.
Lynda said...I would like to thank all of the women in my family who have always been like a mother to me. Without their love and support I would not have been able to get where I am today. I would also like to thank my wonderful boyfriend who always encourages me to keep going for my dreams and for being my best friend. 
littlen said... I would like to thank all those who serve and protect us daily.

Kelly S said...I would like to thank the members of our military for serving our country. And on a more personal note, I would like to thank my husband and son for making everyday sweeter than the last.
*Star said...I would like to thank all the men and women that serve our country and especially my 2 brothers and their wives for so willing doing that for all of us.

Amy said...I, too, am so incredibly grateful for all that our military men and women do for us... I cannot imagine the tremendous sacrifice they all make. 
CathyinMN said... I would like to thank my parents for always being there for me, and my husband. I would also like to thank all of the people in the military who are risking their lives to keep this country free. 

Jennifer S. said... I would like to thank my husband, my son, my father, my grandfather and several uncles who have made my life possible with the freedom that I have in this great country!

Did anyone tear up!?!  
I know I did- - several times.

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  1. what beautiful letters!My brother and uncle served in the miltery. Sometimes people forget in are day to day life just how much they give up for us! Hugs to all! Dina

  2. Sorry Julie, I'm late as usual. I missed it this weekend but I did read every single one of these and yes, many of them brought a tear to my eye! I thank God for everything, my husband for being my rock, my kids for loving me unconditionally, all the service men and women for the sacrifices they make everyday, their families for what they give up, and I thank anyone who gives selflessly to others! Thanks for sharing these Julie!