One thing that is sacrificed, which I never thought of before my sons entered the military, is the sacrifice of time. Just time...they give the "best years of their lives" to the military, whether they are called over seas or not. I read a sentiment once that read "the greatest gift you can give someone is your time". Now, I know the greatest "gift" is ones life for another, but our time has got to be the 2nd greatest!
One of my sons just finished his time with the USMC Reserves the beginning of this month. My other son is due back from his 2nd tour in Iraq on Memorial Day. His time in the Army Reserves will be over before his unit will be called up again. Yes, we will celebrate his return this long weekend, but we also will be celebrating the fact that they both now can move forward. First stop for both of them is college, from which their peers have already graduated.
When I made this card today, this was one of the things that came to my mind. Wanting to send a THANK YOU to someone serving in the military for the "TIME" they have sacrificed.
Stamps: Miki Military from Sew Many Cards, Warmest Regards and Courage and Honor from Stampin' Up
Ink: Ink Jet, Night of Navy
Paper: Paper Temptress, Misc. Pattern Paper
Accessories: Nestabilities, big shot, dimensionals, stickers, shrink paper, heat gun, jump rings, ribbon, hemp twine, glue dots, Misc. vellum sentiment, copic markers
Copics Used: E 31, 33, 35, 37, 51, 93/ C 1, 5, 7/ W 3, 5/ G 21, 94/ BG 93, 96/ YG 91/ 00
Here are some close up pictures for you
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Tuesday Throwdown: An image that needs coloring
OWH Stars & Stripes: Use Stars
Crafty Catz: Stars and stripes
Dare You To Digi Stamp: One for the boys
One Stitch At A Time: Furry Friends