Twas the weeks before Christmas
And all through the land
Home Depot Elves were ready
To give MilFamilies a hand…
Well, I tried…
Instead, let’s hear from some much more erudite folks who joined Team Home Depot over the last couple of weeks as they visited military families and veterans around the country draped in tinsel and garland and spirit galore as part of The Home Depot Foundation’s Celebration of Service 2012. We hope their stories touch you as much as their visits touched our families.
The best part for Army Wife and author of “The New Normal” blog Kris Ligenfelter of her visit with Army Specialist Shamika Pliars and family?
“…watching the family together put the finishing touch on the tree…the star at the top. This is always my favorite moment in decorating our tree at home and we have such a tradition surrounding it, so I loved watching this family make their own tradition of placing their star on top.”
You can’t put a price on sharing a moment like that!
Stacy Risenmay is definitely “Not Just A Housewife”. She has volunteered with the Home Depot Foundation quite a bit, but was thrilled to hear that a project was coming to her hometown in Utah. Not only that, but the veteran she was bringing Christmas cheer to? A high school classmate! Talk about providence!
You have to head over to her blog to see the cards her sons made for their visit with the “real life soldier”. Too precious.
We want to know the “Witty Little Secret” behind the Ginger Molasses cookies blogger and military wife Lori Volkman brought with her on the Team Depot visit to SSgt Jimmy McEwing and his family of Vancouver WA. See the pic? Tell us you don’t want to know either.
Grab some nog and cookies and settle in to hear not just a Christmas story, but a bonus love story too. Hint: a care package, a note, and destiny.
Come back for Part II and more through next week. Special thanks to Lori Volkman of Witty Little Secret, Kris Ligenfelter of The New Normal, and Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife for your service to our country, to your communities, and to our military and veteran families. You can see more photos from their visits on our Pinterest Board.