February 08, 2012

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to thank a public service worker.  We decided to make and take some tasty sugar cookies to the police. 

Rex and my nephew drew pictures for them and we headed off to deliver them.  It was really fun.

This week's challenge is to deliver a valentine to someone who is widowed or single.  I remember not being the biggest fan of valentine's day when I was single.  Let's do something fun for someone who might have a hard time that day.  We live near a couple of amazing widows and I think the boys and I will try to stop by with something for them.

Did any of you thank a public service worker?  I'd love to hear about it.  Thanks for reading.


  1. I will definatly deliver a valentine to someone who is single! It'll be fun! And the other day, i was at Wal-Mart with my mom, and we saw a soldier. All dressed up in his uniform and everything. I stopped and said, "Thankyou for all your amazing work and support." And his said, "No, thankyou." And then we were on our way. I just love thanking hard workers and making them happy. They do deserve the world(:

  2. What an awesome challenge for next week. And those cookies look so delicious! Lucky policeman. :)

  3. Aww, Thank you so much for your story about brining cookies to the police. My husband had to leave the house at 4:30 this morning (his Saturday) because he was called in to negotiate in an armed robbery kind of situation. He is a deputy on multiple special teams and his job really is to keep the PEACE! I hear so much negative about law enforcement and it is very hard always having your husband pulled away at a moments notice, especially when it feels like the public does not even appreciate what they are doing for them. Maybe it is my sleep deprivation from a teething child and police radios chirping in my ear during the wee hours. But you certainly brought tears to my eyes with the cookie story. THANK YOU!!! I will figure out a way to pass that forward this week.

  4. That's so sweet! I do my "thanking" by sending baby shower gifts to military families. I got my first thank you card and it made me cry. Everything they go through supporting their deployed loved ones and they're thanking me?

    It's funny that you mention this task. I just picked up a Valentine card for my Grandpa. My Grandma died last week and I wanted him to know I was thinking of him. I remember when my father died and everyone just went on with their lives and I felt so stuck. Felt that way for over a year! I just want my grandpa to know that I won't be forgetting him any time soon!

  5. I'm doing 37 Good Deeds for my birthday and bringing sweets to a police station was one of the first deeds on my list! I had to come up with a different plan though - a cop friend told me they had to throw all food donations away because of possible tampering/poisoning. I couldn't believe it, so sad.

    The fire fighters are fair game though - I just dropped off a cheese cake to our local fire house.


  6. whenever i drive to work in the morning, there is always a traffic police guy directing traffic near a school. i've always thought about buying a coffee for the brave soul standing in the winter cold directing traffic day in and out. but, i fall short and it is only ever just a thought. i should really do it.

    thank you for this post!

  7. Such a great idea and I am sure the kids learn a lot from this.

  8. I need to get on the stick. Life has been so busy, that I have slacked on the challenges the past week or so. This one and the new one are both fantastic! Lots of widowed folks here in our small town. What a wonderful gesture this is. I'm sure they would appreciate it very much! Thanks for the inspiring challenges Cheri!

  9. If you're interested, it's called Soldiers Angels Operation Top Knot. To join the team, you must become a verified angel through Soldiersangels.org. Becoming verified means donating any amount of money from 1 dollar to 100, whatever you're comfortable with. Once you're verified, you can adopt a deployed soldier (1 letter a week, 1 package a month), sign up for the sewing teams (making lap blankets for wounded soldiers), the card team (sending letters to unadopted soldiers) or the Operation Top Knot team. Every month, expecting military families or families with small kids are posted. You can send them a gift or money. Items can be handmade or store bought. There are rules about hand-me-downs, but you could always send a card with your contact info and ask if they're interested. I love the program! They also try to set up baby showers on bases. It's so much fun!


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