Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pillowcases are Being Delivered...

as I type...I just talked to Jami a few minutes ago and they are in Fort Gordon...they arrived yesterday afternoon, checked in at the base and then rested for today.  I am just thrilled beyond words...I was very concerned about Jami making that long car trip...8 hours...the most she's ridden in a car since June has been about 1/2 an hour and she's usually exhausted.  When we spoke, she sounded FANTASTIC!  They had already done "formation" and she and her sweet hubby Thom were introduced to the soldiers that could make it there, and they were headed into the Dwight D. Eisenhower Hospital to spend time with the wounded soldiers.  I wish you could have heard her voice.  Truly, truly made my week!

Again to all of you who made this possible...thank you from the very bottom of my heart.  I was telling Andy on our way back on the plane from Pennsylvania that when I came up with this little idea my hope was to receive maybe 25 pillowcases...my thought was that it would certainly increase the number that Jami could give out and I knew it would lift her spirits.  Well, the final count is in and you all are beyond AMAZING!  425 pillowcases from you all are being delivered at this moment...thank you, thank you, thank you!  You will never begin to know what this has meant to Jami...and the special notes that you included brightened some of her very darkest days.  And from me, you all truly made my dream come true!  I will never be able to thank you enough!

18 comments:

Janet O. said...

Very heartwarming! So happy to have participated. Thanks, Carol, for giving us that opportunity!

JCnNC said...

It was my honor to participate in such a worthwhile campaign. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. Judy C in NC

Annelies said...

I know I speak for ME and the QIAD girls by saying THANKS to you for letting us take part in this. I have forwarded the letter to those who participated. Blessings to you. XXX

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh Carol...Truly, no thanks are required, because I felt blessed to be able to be a part of this wonderful project. Being able to help Jami, you, and our treasured troops touched my heart more than I can express. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and Blessings...

Karen said...

I am amazed that she could make the trip. She will need a big cart to get all those pillow cases in and delivered.

Sue said...

I am so happy to read this. It brought tears to my eyes!

sweetbabies00 said...

I feel so honored to included in this special moment. Makes my day!

Me and My Stitches said...

Awesome! So glad she is there and feeling good. Thanks for including us all and keeping us posted.

Michelle said...

AWESOME!

Angie said...

Oh that is truly amazing! Quilters really are just the best friends in the whole world. :)

Kris said...

How wonderful for everyone involved - from you, Carol, to Jami, to all of the 425 soldiers who will receive a pillowcase made with lots and lots of love!! This post made my heart sing!! Thank you, Carol!! Kris

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Oh my! What a wonderful time she must be having. Thank YOU! for the opportunity to participate in this worthy cause. What an honor it was.

Linda V said...

I was THRILLED to have played a small part in all of this. It was an honor and thanks for sharing it all with us!

Betty Lou said...

That is wonderful, when you ask blogger friends, we all answer "yes." So glad that the pillowcases not only will brighten a servicman day but also Jami's. So sweet of you to get this going for Jami. Hugs

Stephanie said...

Yea! How cool! I'm so glad I got to participate. You both are Rock Stars for getting this going!

Anne Heidi said...

Thank you for letting us contribute- it was an honor!

Allie said...

425!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh that is amazing - I'm so pleased to know that Jami was able to deliver them herself, she remains in my prayers! Thank you so much for this opportunity to give back, sweetie!

Cheryl said...

We are all very grateful that we got to participate in this project...very hearwarming for us all. Keeping Jami in my thoughts and prayers.