My oldest son, Riley, served 16 years in the
US Marine Corps.
He started his military career as a light armored
He ended his career as a Communications Officer.
He loves the Marine Corps - once a Marine, always a Marine.
It was time to make his Quilt of Valor.
I contacted his girlfriend, Des, and asked if she could
steal collect some of his patches from his uniforms so I could sew them into his quilt.
I wanted it to be a secret so she told him the kids needed some for a school project - brilliant!
This is what I came up with:
When Riley & his kids were visiting at Christmas
I gave it to him.
He was so surprised!
He recognized the patches right away and got a little emotional thinking about the time he wore those uniforms with those patches in Iraq.
Then he slept under his quilt along with those memories.
Not only are Quilts of Valor healing, but they bring back a lot of memories for the veterans.
He loved it.
It was my honor to make it for you, son.
Thank you for your service and the love you have for
I love you...