Toys Leave for Afghanistan…

December 10, 2008 | Categrory: events, war

As you can see from my photo, my days of magical thinking are not yet over…remember when you wondered if toys really did come alive at night? What was it like to have to hold still all day, and then play only when everyone went to sleep? As I packed up these toys to embark on an adventure that will take them across the ocean, to a place that is honestly worlds away from here, I thought it might be fun to have them wave goodbye!

What better time to play with childish thoughts than at Christmas time?!

The truth is that the children who get these little trinkets live in a war zone. They do not really get to be kids, and I hope that just the silliness of some of these will give them a few moments of being just that. My own grandchildren barely acknowledge these toys (but if they saw this box they would let out a loud cry and act as if I were sending thier only, best and most wonderful toys away…so they do not get to help with this box.) and they will never know they are gone. You do not need to feel one tiny bit bad that I actually sifted through their toybox, trust me , this is barely the tip of the iceberg!

Lets lift up prayers for our wonderful military, and their big hearts for the kids around them, and for the kids themselves. May God Bless the little ones of the world, and let them think thoughts of childhood rather than fear. May God Bless those who defend our country, and represent the best of us to the next generation.

Goodbye! Have an interesting adventure!