So they other night I was laying in bed and I rolled over and looked at Rusty and said " you know I never wanted boy's, so how come a house full of them?"
Rusty said "Well do you want me to tell them to leave?"
How did my life get filled with guy's. One day a was a just a housewife and a mom to three children and the next day my house is packed with big boy's.
One day it was one of the marines birthdays, and we did not have a lot of extra money so I sewed HER a blanket for her birthday. Then CJ and Jake started to pout and asked where theirs were. So I made them blankets.
Then Kevin, CJ,Jake and Beth leave for Iraq and they have their blankets in tow. They looked so cute. Big bad marines with loaded weapons marching off to war and carrying their blankets!
While everyone was in Iraq I made two more blankets for two marines over there.
Then everyone comes home and we meet some new marines. I got manny's blanket done and I need to work on a blanket for Dustin and Chris.
Man I am tired just trying to explain all of this!
Anyway, CJ and I were talking one night and he said to me " We were out on patrol and we was going to get a few hours for sleep before we had to start to move again. I grabbed the blanket and wrapped it. It was strange, but I could smell home, and it took me back to a time when we would bbq and laugh around the fire."
That made me cry.
Last weekend Jake and Chris were in the kitchen and was standing by the breakfast bar. Jake something about being a marine and I said " Oh that's right you are a big tuff marine that takes his blanket off to war".
Jake just looked at me and smiled and said "damn right I do and I was warm"
Chris said "wait a minute you made Jake a blanket?"
Jake said " no she makes everyone blankets"
Chris then looks at me and says " well where is my blanket"
OH my gosh! They were like children comparing new toys. I told Chris that I would make him one.
I went to bed that night and I told Rusty "I am glad that I have a house full of boy's and I am glad that they love me. I am glad that I have started making quilts for all the marines, and I will continue to do this for a very long time."
Life is good and when you give to others it is even better.