Operation Baking GALS
Mission: To bake for the troops.
I don’t know if it’s jacked up hormones or if I am just so deeply touched that there are still people out there that care about our men and women in uniform. Life has gone on for so many Americans. 9/11 came and hit hard. The country rallied, threw their flags to fly high outside their homes, sang National Anthems… and then, as time went on, the flags came down. We (Americans) forgot. Americans like to complain about how much money is being spent over there and complain about the “Death Toll.” It’s not a “death toll” to us (the Military community) these are our brothers and sisters. This is our hodgepodge family. Stop talking about them as if they are a number. As for the money being spent- that’s safety gear for our men and women! If you insist on using a number, tell me… what’s the NUMBER of people serving on active duty “over there” right now? What’s the NUMBER of families that are stateside missing their husband, wife, mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, son? What’s the NUMBER of men and women YOU can touch by baking a simple batch of cookies, dropping it in the mail and brightening the lives of others?
You know what? As a MilWife I can say- I haven’t forgotten. I live this life every damn day and I don’t consider them numbers. I don’t think I could ever do enough to show support for those men and women. Won’t you help Operation Baking GALS? Won’t you help our guys?
So you can’t bake?… buy some of that break and bake stuff. Just do it. If you still care, if you still support the men and women over there – show them. Show them you haven’t forgotten and you don’t consider us a number.
~The Cat’s Pajamas (who hasn’t moved on)
I’ll post some of my packing tips on the site tonight. Look for me over there.