The concern and compassion shown by the people I work with at the
dream job for the Ranger never ceases to amaze me. Rarely does a day
go by that someone doesn't ask about how he's doing or where he is...
Of course, he's always on my mind but knowing other people are thinking
about him too helps in ways that's truly difficult to put into words...
I was five and my brother was four when our dad went to Vietnam. One of the
things I remember most was how mom would encourage us to color pictures
she'd include with her letters to our dad. I couldn't help but remember that
when one of my coworkers stopped by to deliver a package that her three
children put together. Inside was an envelope full of pictures from them and
from her son Brett's kindergarten class that also contributed to the cause!
Meredith, Brett and Laney first asked their mom if they could send Ranger
and his battle-buddies their allowance... All ten dollars they had saved up!
Selflessness like this from kids is comforting, to say the least...
Especially when your own kid is on the other side of the world...
With unhappier things on his mind...
So to thank Brett, his sisters, Meredith and Laney and Brett's teacher
and kindergarten class at Cash elementary school in Kernersville...
I baked! And, what better way to thank these sweet young patriots
than with Sweet Dani B's super-cute bunny in hat cookies!
Because the truth is... Magic Happens when people care!
I am humbled every day by how many people do care...
And, by how many of them go out of their way to ensure I know it!
It makes all the difference sometimes...
Especially during deployments!
As I read through the class names...
I couldn't believe there's a Dani! I'm always inspired by Dani's
unique designs... In fact, her Love Birds reminded me that a
few Valentine's Day decorations is what these bunnies needed!
Look! There's even a Ranger's name too!
I sure hope Ms. Boughman gives me a gold star... Because
fitting her long name onto this cookie took special effort!
Thank you, Meredith, Laney...
And, Mrs. Walter. And, of course, dear little Brett too!
Ears to all of you and the special way you care!