Saturday, March 08, 2008

Letters from Kids

PowerBlogging II: I'm determined to unload a few months worth of photos and videos, to get caught back up on my life, so this is next up: Letters from kids!

We had a few schools participate in our Thanskgiving and Christmas care package events, so were were able to enclose a packet of letters to each soldier on our list. We had over 600 letters from grade schoolers, for our Christmas event, each and everyone of them precious.

Many of them also made us laugh, for their sheer honesty, concern, and well, downright blunt-ness (is that a word?)

Read on for a few that were enclose in Brian's packet:

These little kids, they don't dance around their feelings.

Sometimes, we could maybe learn a thing or two from them.

Even if they are only first graders.


  1. Wow. That just about sums it up for me.

  2. From the mouths of babes...

    Sometimes they nail it on the head whether they realize it or not. Amazingly enough, when it comes to war, they seem to get it more than some adults.

    It ain't GI Joe. Reminded me of the empty walls video. Wouldn't recommend watching it if you're already in a fragile frame of mind though: YouTube: Empty Walls

    Ironically this particular music video seemed to paint adults as the children and the children here seem to understand the realities more than some of us old folks. A strange bittersweet world we occupy.

  3. Kids are amazing. Thanks for sharing the letters.

  4. StFarmer8:41 AM

    I think superstitions keep us from saying those things aloud. The sentiments expressed so succinctly by those kids really are at the heart of the matter though, huh?

    In case I haven't told you lately, I love you for sharing this stuff. It keeps my hope alive that our civilization is not doomed to failure.


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