The weather is changing and pumpkins are beginning to show up at the grocery stores. It is getting to be that time of year when we start planning of how we will carve our pumpkins. Will it be a happy toothy grin? A spooky face with a grimacing growl? A goofy look with rolling eyes?
Isn't it fun to carve life into a pumpkin? And so amazing that just the image of a face can convey so many different emotions. I have always been teased that I can't keep a secret because my face gives me away.
Every time I pack a box I wonder what emotions will be on the receipients face when they open it? Will it be a marine who is grubby and bone weary from patrol? Or a sailor who has not had any mail during their deployment? Maybe a soldier who is missing their family back home this season of back to school. Or a coastie or airman who feel like they have been forgotten while they are away on deployment.
Not expecting anything, how much longer do those faces become when mail call is made? Imagine the difference when they find out they have a box from a Molly mom. A card or letter to open- and a box to explore. A new pair of socks, a yoyo, snacks, a fresh toothbrush! All packed just for them.
They say a picture paints a thousand words. The pictures we receive back from adoptees paint stories for us. So this month lets look back on some of the faces that show the excitement and joy as our adoptees open a box and read a letter. Click on the link above
named Adopt Here. On that page we have a slide show of past adoptees! Don't those faces shout out to you?
Please show a friend or coworker the faces. Remember them as you write a letter or pack a box! Find one more person this month to join the joy in giving.