The first thing we had to do was stretch out the table to hold the stockings that are going to be coming in.
Then I started going through the bags and finding these lovely stockings ...
made with love and prayer for the soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Each stocking has it's own personality, a little story of support.
These stockings come with good cheer and a holiday wish from those of us here at home.
I could feel the love as I was opening up each bag, love for a soldier away from their family over the holidays.
I love knitters. I love the fact that they are so giving. Crocheters and seamstresses are the same way. They love to give of their time and talents.
We've got a good start. Right now we have 163 stockings waiting to be filled up with goodies and sent on their way to a war zone.
In the others sacks were candy canes, gum, shampoo and lotion samples from hotels, hotel soaps, games, puzzles, drinks, candy, and other personal care items. We also got a lot of dental care items. Our soldiers are going to have very clean teeth!
I know this looks disorganized, but it's not. Each box contains a type of item, and they are stacked on the hearth to keep them out of the way of Edgar and his buddies.
In my next posting I will share the yarn story for OHS 2008.
We may have a sinking economy, but we have a real abundance of love going around right now.