After spending an hour filling out customs forms, it was with much excitement the Handy Man and I carted thirteen boxes to the post office this morning. It took them 40 minutes to process them, even with the paperwork done.
We've been busy in fifth grade preparing to send the Captain and his group some love. All of our wee folk at school stamped their hand on this tree. One of my mom's oversaw all the stamping. The kids said what they were thankful for and those words were added. Each classroom made sweet letters, notes and cards
There is a structure on the base they call Fort Awesome where Captain can hang the banner, hopefully as an encouragement for everyone there.
Each box also contained this poem.
In southern Indiana, nestled in the hills,
You’ll find a group of children with a determined will,
To reach across the ocean, to a far and distant land,
To give some terrific soldiers a helping hand.
We hope to lift your spirits, to help you understand,
Our thankful hearts that extend through these small hands.
Not only are we grateful, but every day we pray,
That God will lead and guide you far from harm’s way.
We also pray, for the ones you’ve left behind,
For God to keep them in His care and easy on your mind,
A lot of love is being sent from some friends at SMK,
Until you’re back here again, we’ll be looking forward to that day.
With love and gratefulness