I have a few things I’d like to discuss today, but first lets get down to business about who won the giveaway. Lemme just say, wow guys! Thanks to everyone who entered, some of your comments were very funny and we liked reading them. Picking a winner was tough, but the contest officially ended at 12 midnight on Saturday and yes, we did indeed pick a winner. The winner is… *drum roll* Courtney from Courtney’s Sweets! Congratulations, Courtney, enjoy your tumblers. And again a big thank you to Sourpuss Clothing for helping me out with the giveaway. Go buy lots of stuff from them, kthx. And for those of you who didn’t win, I’m sorry, you still rock, and just to let you know in September I’ll be doing a HUGE giveaway for Cupcake Rehab’s 2 year birthday with lots of prizes… so stay tuned!
Now onto something a bit more serious. My dear friend Yoyo over at topstitch.org does something called Military Monday. Here’s an explanation, in her words:
I JUST WANTED TO EXPLAIN MILITARY MONDAY TO YOU AGAIN INCASE YOU MISSED IT ON TWITTER SINCE I YAP ON THERE WAY TOO MUCH LOL.
WHEN I ADDED CARSON DALY ON TWITTER I NOTICED HE STARTED DOING MILITARY MONDAY, I DECIDED I WANTED TO DO THE SAME.
SINCE MEMORIAL DAY, I LIST (IN 2POST’S) 100 SOLDIERS THAT DIED IN IRAQ SINCE THE FIRST ONE.
THEY DO SO MUCH FOR US AND IT’S THE LEAST I COULD DO. THEY NEED TO BE HONORED AND REMEMBERED EVERY DAY.
I KNOW YOU ALL ASKED WHAT YOU COULD DO. IF YOU WANT TO DO WHAT I AM DOING (YOU CAN COPY AND PASTE FROM MINE) OR IF YOU WANT TO THINK UP SOMETHING ELSE TO DO.
I REALLY WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU ALL JOINED ME IN DOING THIS EVERY MONDAY. IT’S ONCE A WEEK AND IT WOULD MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME BUT PLEASE DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO. I DON’T WANT TO GUILT ANYBODY INTO ANYTHING AND I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND IF YOU DON’T WANT TO.
THANKS GUYS. HAVE A GREAT EVENING!!
So I of course said I would do Military Monday as well! And here to kick off my first Military Monday post are Arwyn & Indy, showing their patriotism (and Indy has a special message for everyone)…
Arwyn loves her country!
Rescue pets know this is true just as much as soldiers do!
I’d like all of you to visit Faces of the Fallen: Iraq & Afghanistan Casualties and read through the listings. Click on as many soldiers as you can, read about them. I think you’ll find that you’ll be reminded of someone you know, a brother, sister, cousin… an old high school friend. You’ll think of your son or daughter, husband or wife. It will upset you, it will hit close to home. And it should. We should never let a day go by that we don’t think of these people, never let a day go by that we don’t get upset about this war, we should never ever become jaded and passive and allow this to just happen without having a reaction.
As someone who knows a Marine who’s served twice in Iraq, I know what his wife feels when he leaves to do his duty. I know what she feels, but I can’t imagine how she feels. The war is not a video game, a Lifetime television series or a movie. It is real, its happening every day and its tearing families apart. The least we can do is honor those who were brave enough to die in service to our country. I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE WARS WE ARE IN, BUT I WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT OUR ARMED FORCES.
Thank you for reading, and congratulations again to Courtney!