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Our Home our Haven

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

As I remember the Soldiers past with pain in my heart,my occupation and passion is of those still serving.

                                                      Beacause We Care.
We have a wonderful old fellow in our town 92 years old who still has the wrapping from his care packages in the 1st and 2nd wars.
This inspired me to send Care Packages to our troops.I am the founder of Aberdeen care packages.We are now in our second year ,last year 179 were sent, this year so far 90,all raised by our own people,donations of all kinds.Brayden is 10 years old and my helper,we get more excited everytime we get a batch of names and find that a young lad learning about our troops and helping community has now spread to the whole school waiting in anticipation for promised visits from soldiers on their safe return.My personal joy is so immence I find it hard to put in words, the feelings of joy and pride as every package I do it is as if it was for our son or daughter,a letter of praise,love and hope is placed in every box,giving thanks for the job they are doing.I tell them our town is praying for their safe return to their families.When we get a name that needs extra TLC, we shed a few tears as we put these boxes together.
I am so grateful to be able to do these care packages,every one not thrown together but placed lovingly and on every box are the words "Because We Care". and it is simply because we do.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

                                                      Me and My Gals......

Our park is finished,the Mayor of the Shire came and some other lovely people ,so now the park is officially open and the town can all get fit.....

 Some of my lovely girls that volunteer at our little op shop,which has raised the money to complete our park.
 Di who is the clown of the group having a go at one of the exercise pieces.The childrens section is in the background.
Helen helping 81 year old Barb on another.
I am so proud of these girls,they are wonderful to work with,if one of them is ill and cannot get to work they replace themselves for me,knowing I work full time and co ordinate the shop,they try to make my load easier.I simply love them all.
The park is now complete,well there is one other thing I would like to do.In the childrens section we have a baby swing and normal swing,but I notice many families have 3 children so someone is always waiting for a swing,I want  one large swing big enough to hold an adult too,so that big kids can have a swing I see many adults in other parks enjoying a swing.So I did talk to to Mayor about it and he said go ahead,so we will see after our next meeting and get to that.Now on we go looking for another project to do.
Thanks girls you are wonderful.