Saturday, November 23, 2013

At Thanksgiving, Thankful for Our Military

As a Britax Latina Blogger/Advisory Board Member (and in partnership with Mami Innovative Media), this post is part of a sponsored outreach. All opinions expressed are my own

Last week we celebrated Veterans' Day, and our little ones were very interested in the meaning of the holiday. We explained how on this day we celebrate those who have and are, our nation's heroes among us. 
As we go forward on the holiday calendar, Thanksgiving in sight.  So, this week we focused on the meaning of being thankful, and counting our blessings as we help others.
As we begun finding a project for school, our elder munchkin suggested we showed how thankful we are to our armed forces.  What a great idea!  Perfect way to connect holidays too :-)
 I was deeply touched because  we are not a military family, but I saw how my little one is concerned for others. 
Definitively, this has me reflecting on all the big and small things I am grateful for. 
In the big scope of things, I am grateful for the freedom we owe to those who ave always been ready to offer the ultimate sacrifice to honor and preserve the values of a strong, open nation.
So, as witnesses from afar of your bravery, sacrifice, honor, and preservation of a marvelous way of life, we humbly salute you,veterans and active military alike.

It is specially difficult for me, when I think of all the parents, more so, of all  moms in the military. You show us courage day in and day out. 
Definitely we celebrate you in our #ThankfulConBritax post and activities, as we teach our little ones to appreciate and support others inspired by you.

So, to show our gratittude, we put together care packs for active duty personnel.
Not much, but definitively, out they go full of our gratitude and with our prayers  for your safe return, as well as for the strength and happiness of your families.  

We packed goodies and made as many boxes as we could. Loaded them up and strapped kids in their super safe Britax Pinnacle 90  and Advocate70-G3 car seats and off we went to deliver our care packs at the Homestead base near us.

I am very thankful for the kindness extended to the children offering them thanks for the delivery.  The kids were beaming with the salutes they received from the soldiers.

I am thankful for my kids who got me into this affair.
We hope you enjoy our care packs and letter :-)
Thank you, hero, for protecting my family
Happy thanksgiving and a big thank you to all of our military heroes and their families!

25 comments:

  1. I LOVE that you sent care packs to our military. What a great idea for a Thanksgiving project!

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  2. I am very thankful too. They keep our land safe.

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  3. What a wonderful example this is to your children- and to all of us. Thank you.

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  4. your post made my day! :) it's all about giving and being thankful…Que buen ejemplo!

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  5. I love the idea! I think I am going to copy it and add it to our list of things to do during the holiday and give thanks to those who are keeping us save.

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  6. great idea... Thanks fro sharing

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  7. this is so cool great idea to also involve the children to learn to share and the importance of being grateful

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  8. Que linda idea, la tomaré en cuenta para hacerlo con mis hijas, gracias !

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  9. Que lindo, de verdad.. No hay mejor manera de enseñarles a nuestros hijos los valores que a través del ejemplo.. Felicidades..

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  10. What a wonderful project! It is so important that kids learn to be thankful. Your little one is a really caring and thoughtful munching.

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  11. Que lindo que tus pequeños sientan ese agradecimiento hacia esos héroes que sólo festejamos 1 vez al año y que mejor que esta fecha tan importante para darles las gracias, me encantó la idea de los care packs, excelente idea!

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  12. Me encanto la idea, gracias por compartirla.

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  13. Me encanto! Muy cierto Querida no hay como dar gracias a nuestros héroes!

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ
    http://mamaholistica.com

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  14. Telling our kids about the special holidays we have could help them learn about our country more and what's its value with the culture they

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  15. Men and women in the military, veterans, and servicemen deserve our gratitude. I love the drawing.

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  16. What a beautiful post, we are thankful for our military families as well. We are getting ready to bake up some goodies to send over seas to make sure they have things to celebrate.

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  17. I LOVE that you sent care packs to our military. What a great idea for a Thanksgiving project! how school is doing this for Christmas

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  18. That's sweet :) I'm sure many people are thankful to those soldiers who fight for their country.

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  19. It is important to appreciate our veterans because the veteras and their families do jobs that keep us safe, secure and living the lives we want to live.

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  20. It is funny at how I am thinking of the same thing. Thankful for the soldiers who gave their lives for the country's Freedom. My kids and I watch this show called Liberty's Kids and I am so grateful for the brave men and women who fought and are fighting for this country. Without them, it won't be America the way it is. Thank you! I wish we could do something too for them. I was thinking too about firefighters and the police and told my son if he would help me whip up some baked goodies to give away. It is the least we could do. That is so nice of you guys to do that.

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  21. This is fabulous that you teach your children about the significance behind the holiday followed by an act of gratitude to the active duty personnel. Love the creative letter! :-)

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