I love the holiday season and the stories of giving, love and kindness that renew our belief in the true goodness of others. It’s even better when they involve a few of my favorite things: military families, Christmas and service in our community. Here are three more Holiday Hometown visits with Team Home Depot, Operation Homefront, and military bloggers from around the USA.
Gail Wilson of My Repurposed Life brought her decorating expertise to the Lake Family home at Ft Knox. She made a really cute video
Admit it, you let out an “Awww” when the little boy kissed the gingerbread house kit. Priceless.
Beneath My Heart blogger Traci Hutcherson describes her visit with her local veteran family perfectly: “..nothing was more beautiful than seeing 11 strangers spend a couple of hours together, sharing stories, decorating a tree, enjoying the season, and honoring the service of our Veterans.”
Her son Jonathan added to the holiday cheer by breaking out his guitar and playing, “Silent Night”
We also learned an important lesson: when you ask a young man whether or not he wants to “put on the skirt”…be sure to clarify you mean the TREE SKIRT.
Simply Kierste blogger Kierste Wade learned a lot about Army life, Iraq and that girls need lots of shoes on her visit with veteran Quinton, his wife Jennifer, and their three year old daughter.
After fighting health issues, Quintin is now retired and looking forward to his future. One that is a little brighter today thanks to the Home Depot Foundation.
Be sure to come back in the next few days and hear about the final hometown Celebration of Service visits with Team Home Depot. In the meantime, check out these ladies blogs for some great holiday decorating and celebrating tips.