Monday, November 13, 2006

Presents in the mail


In today's mail, I received this lovely gift from my friend Jim - the solider who I made the star quilt for. He is a blackhawk helicopter pilot and has been in Iraq numerous times.
The paper says " Operation Iraqi Freedom, This American Flag was flown aboard a MH-60K Blackhawk on a combat mission in September 2006. For Sarah Norman , Your support of the troops, those injured in combat, my family and for me will not be forgotten. Thank you! Jim Boyd" In the bottom left is a small picture of Jim in front of his helicopter. In the right hand corner is a picture of his units insignia. He also quoted Aristole, "We make war that we may live in peace."
How cool is that?

11 comments:

Nancy said...

Way cool! What a wonderful gift!

Harriett said...

Wow - that's an incredible gift. You have truly touched this soldier with your gift of kindness.

YankeeQuilter said...

During Desert Storm I recieved a small wall hanging from a woman in West Virginia. It was one of the few things that made it home with me. Reminders of being someplace where life is safe and "normal" mean a lot when you are there. I'm sure he loves the quilt and will treasure it for a long time.
Siobhan

Screen Door said...

What a memory. Kind of neat knowing your quilt made a difference to someone else.

Darcie said...

What a treasure! He obviously has been deeply touched by your quilt and your friendship and support.

Dawn said...

WOW - that is way cool!

Nines said...

VERY nice!!

JudyL said...

Oh, Sarah! That is *real* cool! It will be a family treasure I'm quite sure!

Nice to know your gift was appreciated, huh?

Judy L.

Tazzie said...

What a wonderful treasure for you, and just such a touching gift. How lovely that you've been able to meet and spend time with someone lucky enough to receive one of your quilts.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Laura said...

How awesome!

Miriam said...

that is VERY cool. good for you!