Day 22: Giving Love To Our Soldiers

I watched "Taking Chance" last night on HBO starring Kevin Bacon. From the beginning my heart was FULL. Its about fallen soldier Lance Corporal Chance Phelps who's body was escorted home by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, USMC (played by Bacon) and the out pour of love and respect Chance receives on his journey home to his family to be laid to rest.

Watching this movie made me think of my cousin Gerald and his wife April who are in Iraq as I write this. This is there second tour and will be coming home very soon. I thought about the MANY other soldiers who have gone to Heaven and the soldiers who are still there. These people are brave, strong and should be honored in every way possible.

This movie MOVED me. It sent me into action!

My Act of Love Today: In honor of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps I adopted a Marine troop via Any Soldier. I will write to them once a week and will send a care package once a month. I will do my best to let them know that I am Deeply Grateful.

Peace & Uplifting,

*Update* 1st Letter has been mailed off along with a few uplifting cards. :)


  1. I haven't heart of this movie, but it sounds wonderful and Kevin Bacon is my most favorite male actor - I definitely need to watch this movie. Thanks!

    Have a great day - Kellan

  2. I have not heard of any details regarding any of the men and women coming home yet. I suppose the economy has upstaged them or stolen the headlines.

  3. I agree Lorenzo. This is why I've gone into action to make a change in how we honor our soldiers.

    Kellan, the movie was beautiful, yet heart breaking.

    Thank you both for commenting!

  4. Thank you for your sweet message, Tabitha. We are so glad you found Mom It Forward and can't wait for you to take part in the many activities of service we have planned. Also, part of our mission is to help inspire people to go out and make a difference in their communities. It sounds like you are already doing that in a major way! We're excited to learn more and hope to get to know you better in the coming months.


    jyl and carissa

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  6. that's really good thing. i tell you, my cousin's husband served 2 tours already in Iraq and those letters and packages mean the world to them!!! good stuff!

  7. I haven't seen the movie, but I'll watch for it. Your cousin and his wife are in my prayers for a safe return.

  8. I just saw the previews for that movie and can't wait to watch it! I missed it last night but I am sure hbo will play it again. soldiers have a special place in my heart-I used to be married to one and he is in iraq at the moment. Thank you for adopting a solider at any solider-my mom does a TON with that organizaion and I know it is so meaningful to her.

    what a lovely tribute and many blessings and a safe trip home to your cousin and his wife.

  9. Hi Tabitha,

    What a wonderful gift YOU are to this world! Your heart is right and beautiful.

    I haven't heard of this movie I'm going to see what I can find out about it.

    Continue to be a light in our world...

  10. I saw that movie, too. It broke my heart. I tried to adopt a soldier before Christmas from 2 different organizations but never heard back from anyone. I can't remember if the group you listed was one... but I'll give it another try! Thanks!

    And PS... you don't look old enough to have a 13-year-old! :) XO


You bless me with your presence! Tabitha♥

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