I have shown the quilt to so many people here, and we are all overwhelmed by the generosity of time and spirit of the Aussie Hero Quilt ladies and gentlemen. Don't ever underestimate the value of what you do. I understand that as a busy mother there are many demands on your time, and your choice to spend some of your time making these beautiful quilts is what makes them so special.
Thanking you for your thoughtful quilt and bag ; the days are great here and this is my 3rd trip OS and I hope there are many more to come in my career.
God bless to you and your family.
On behalf of my team and I, we sincerely appreciate the effort and thoughts that go into sending home made quilts and laundry bags to us while we are deployed.
This is my fifth deployment. Without fail, each and every time a parcel or gift such as yours arrives from a stranger back home, it fills me with absolute pride that someone other than our families knows we are away.
I am a father to three beautiful kids who are waiting at home. They miss me while I am away (I hope) and I absolutely miss them. I feel I am doing something worth while though and contributing to the world being a better place, even if its only a small influence.
I am especially grateful for the time you invested in making the bag and also your kind words and thoughts (and treats).
Please take care, enjoy your day and know that you are absolutely appreciated.
I would like to start with a massive thank you for my quilt, its amazing. I had been away for 2 weeks on my leave and have now been back just over a week, it was an instant moral lifter after having post leave blues due to returning back to XXXX.
I have sent pictures of my quilt back to all the family, the mother-in-law is a keen sewer and has said what a great cause and idea Aussie Heroes is, and I have to agree. Seeing peoples faces when the Laundry Bags and Quilts arrive is like gold dust, its even better when you see the reaction of the Iraq laundry service personnel with big rufty tufty soldiers with multi coloured and floral laundry bags.
Once again thank you for my quilt, I love it and it will keep me smiling until the end of my tour.
PS the chocolates and shapes went down a treat I don't think they touched the sides.
This email is to thank all of the quilt team, you, Keryn, Marilyn & Mary for making my wonderful gift.
I am currently serving in the Middle East and received your parcel last week.
It was a lovely surprise, looks really great and is something very special for me to take back home from my deployment. I particularly loved the Coat of Arms & Ode of Remembrance set over the background of poppies, and appreciate very much the work put into making it.
I also love the fact it was made in Coffs Harbour, a beautiful place that my family and I love visiting and have spent many family holidays there.
This email is to thank you for making my wonderful gift. I am currently serving in the Middle East and received your parcel last week.
It was a lovely surprise and something very special for me to take back home from my deployment. I very much appreciate the work put into making it and it looks great.
As a serviceman, please pass my regards to your father who you mentioned in your letter. I also have great respect for all those who served in the wars and the sacrifices they made.