"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." ~ To Kill A Mockingbird, 1962.
Heidi would like to send a very, VERY BIG thank you, thank you, to all our friends and family at home who have been so generous to give school supplies, soccer balls, volleyballs, candy, toys and make donations to the children of Afghanistan. Our family will never forget how you opened your hearts to these children and contributed to "Heidi's Project".
Mary Lee, Becca and Ed Carter
Mike, Ann and Emily Allen
The Larry Tobin Family
Jim, Tami and Jamie Nelson
Mrs. Rowland's Sixth and Seventh Grade Classes
The Thomas Settle Family
Mrs. Judi Tome
Dr. Harris and The Athletic Department of the Master's Academy
The Dean Taylor Family
The Garrett Gordon Family
Dick and Mary Andrews
The William Daniels Family
Dear Band Families Who Dropped Off Anonymous Gifts
The Dan Fridsma Family
My sister's friend, Charles Caplan, who sent the big bag of stuffed animals
Heidi took these pictures of the children she meets on her missions. She has promised more to come very soon.
Donations continue to come in. The Army Reserves may be able to transport some of our HA, Humanitarian Aid, in the future, which would be a tremendous help. The weather in Afghanistan turns cold soon and school is recessed for a few months starting in November.
Heidi and I would be remiss if we didn't thank Marsh and Daron for the hours they stood in line at the post office, the assistance they gave in packing and hauling dozens and dozens of boxes and the patience they have shown when Mom was sorting crayons and sharpening pencils instead of making dinner.
And finally, thanks and hugs to Dad, whose tough exterior hides the most generous of all the hearts in the world......