I hope you have had a good weekend. If you are in Australia, especially on the East Coast, i hope you managed to stay warm and if you are overseas, I hope you managed to stay cool.
I know we normally publish the thank you messages on Tuesday nights but I have a different post to come tomorrow night so tomorrow's normal message is up tonight.
All of this wouldn’t be possible without the support from the Australian community and especially people like yourselves. It is really humbling to know that people do care about us and support us. AHQ are an awesome group of individuals who genuinely make a difference to our lives. The quilts give us something personalised and with character for our rooms and to show off to our work colleagues. On return to Australia it also gives us something we can look at to remind us of our adventures on the other side of the world. Mine is going to be hung up in my study along with my other Air Force memorabilia.
I am just dropping you a line to say thank you for the quilt that was sent to me recently. It is excellent. Also the gifts that were included were well received, all the items that we need and use over here. So thank you. I do get the odd score update for the football and have been told that Essendon are not doing to well. Oh well, there is always next year.
Again, thank you and I hope you are well and I am looking forward to getting home later in the year.
I would like to thank you and the members of Clermont Patchwork and Quilters for my wonderful laundry bag. I cannot express how much it means to me and my shipmates that there are people back home thinking of us whilst we are here. I have been in the navy 16 years, this is the longest deployment I have done and without a doubt my hardest. At home I have a wife and 2 boys, a 4 year old and an 8 month old, all of whom I am missing dearly.
Every time we get mail, we go through and show each other our quilts and laundry bags, I am constantly humbled by the effort that you, your group and the rest of the Aussie Hero Quilts network are making.
I will try and get a photo sent to you, it is a bit hard with the restrictions of our network.
Once again. I am truly honoured to receive this laundry bag.
Till next time..... keep spreading the word and happy stitching.