Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cookie Joy: A Military Thank You



Remember these?


Last month I made this very special set of cookies 
for  a US Navy pilot who is stationed over in the Gulf
right now and fighting the war in Afganisthan.

You can read about it in these posts:


So I thought I'd share some Cookie Joy today. 
That's what I call the responses I get
from others when they receive cookies
made especially for them.
I love it!
It always manages to bring me joy as well. 
And I hope it will bring you joy too. :)

Plus.....here's notes from two of our US Navy's finest.....
with grateful hearts and courageous spirits.

______________________________________________
Pam,
The cookies mom ordered arrived today, all in great shape.
Not a single one was broken!
I couldn’t have packed them better.
I am going to share them with the rest of the pilots
in the squadron tomorrow morning when
I head into the ready room.
I especially like the Mizzou Tiger and VFA-151 Vigilante design!
The VFA-151 cookie detail is incredible!
Thanks for keeping us in your prayers.
We are doing God’s work over here at the tip of the spear.
It’s the thoughts and prayers of loved ones back home that
keep us going through the daily grind of deployment.
Please thank all those who pray for us daily.
God Bless.
Jason
______________________________________________

And then this week, I got this note.
 _______________________________________________

Cookie Crazie Lady,
Thank you for sending the delicious cookies out here
to the USS Abraham Lincoln and VFA-151.
Jason Dalby was kind of enough to share all the Naval Aviation
and sports shaped cookies you sent.
I had the pleasure of eating some of them
while flying over Afghanistan which was definitely a treat.
Thank you again, your support is greatly appreciated.

Very respectfully,
LT Erik "Dook" Kenny
VFA-151 Training Officer
Embarked USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN
_______________________________________________________

See what I mean about Cookie JOY?
What a delight to get notes from these men.

I remember the blood, sweat, & tears I had
while doing these complex cookies,
and it was certainly worth all of it
to bring joy to our soldiers fighting
for us on the other side of the world.

As I've said so many times before.....
I'm in awe of how God uses a simple little
sweet treat to do amazing things. :)


God bless America!

4 comments:

Janine (sugarkissed.net) said...

This post is heartwarming. Thank u for sharing, Pam!

Sweet Stacey's said...

I just loved reading this post.  Thank you for sharing your "Cookie Joy" with us..... and what a blessing to have received such kind thank you letters.

Rldduet said...

God often leads us to use are individual talents in our walk with Him.  Your cookie ministry is such a strong example of this.  My son Jason (and his fellow pilots on the USS Abraham Lincoln) were truly blessed when the cookie package arrived.  I am so happy that God led me to your websit/blog and I discovered a way to thank the men and women serving and to put a particularly big smile on the pilots of the Strike Figher Squad
VFA-151!  Thank you again, Pam.  Now, I need to send some of your cookies to my other children as a surprise  when the timing is right!  Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your amazing talent on your blog.  I continue to be amazed with the beautiful cookies you sent to my Navy pilot flyboy and his friends!

Robyn 

Cristin Sohm said...

Wow Pam, I got teary eyed reading the comments from those that received your cookies. What an honor to make cookies for them and I can imagine the love and joy you felt in receiving their notes. You are an amazing lady Pam and your cookie are gorgeous!

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