May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Giveaway

As much fun as I have shopping Memorial Day sales and offering these sales to my customers, we should all stop to remember and thank those who have selflessly served our country. They have all sacrificed so much to honorably serve our country; more than we can comprehend.  Not only have our troops sacrificed so much, so have their families.

I am having a giveaway solely for military families!  To qualify to enter this giveaway, you must be serving or have served or be related to someone who is serving or who has served.  I want to give back to those who have given so much to honor our country.

To enter, leave a comment here telling me about your experience with the military and how it has changed your life.

The giveaway will end tomorrow at midnight and the winner be chosen randomly and will be announced here on Tuesday morning.  The winner will receive a $30 shopping spree to My Belle Boutique!

God bless our troops!!

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  1. I wanted to share with you about our local Hero.we live in a small town and we are so proud of him. Capt. Christopher Rosebrock. While serving in afganistan Chris's platoon was attacked by a suicide bomber. Only 6 men in his platoon made out alive and we Thank God he was one of the six. However Chris did have injuries and he was hospitalized It happened on April 4th 2012 and we welcomed him home on May 25th 2012!! you can go here to see his "welcome home"!!! He has received a purple heart!!!


  2. My brother, Michael Shearer, joined the Marines last year. He shipped off to boot camp in San Diego right before Christmas--terrible time to go, right? He graduated on March 3rd, and we were able to fly out there to watch and be with him! He graduated from his second Marine training, and is now stationed at 29 Palms in California.
    Honestly, his life used to be terrible. But he became dedicated to turn it around, started losing weight, joined college, got a better job, etc... but the biggest changes happened when he signed up for the Marines. That one decision has completely turned his life around. He's so much strong, in every way! Many people say the Marines will destroy people and their families, but honestly... that's not true. Maybe it is sometimes, but from our experience, they changed us for the better. That one decision has brought us closer as a family, has built Michael up so much. Before I was never able to tell him I loved him, even though I did. Ever since boot camp, I tell him I love him every chance I get. I brag about him. I never stop! I'm so so proud of him!

  3. My husband is in the Army and is currently on his very first deployment. He absolutely loves this country and after being in the military for 12 years and not being deployed he finally walked into a recruiters office and volunteered. We have been married for nearly 5 years and have just been waiting for the time when he would be sent away. In the mean time we decided to live our lives as though he would never leave and we started trying to have a family. Unfortunately, we had a really hard time getting pregnant and it took us 2 whole years to finally get the good news. He has always wanted to be a daddy and we couldn't be happier. Right about the time we got pregnant my husband got his orders that they were shipping out in January. Suddenly, life got really complicated. My husband loves this country so much that he sacrificed being here for the birth of his baby girl. She was born March 30, 2012. He is honestly the strongest and most honorable man I know, and even though he won't meet his daughter until she is nearly 9 months old, he is staying strong and doing his duty to protect this country and his family. Believe it or not, but this deployment has brought us closer together as a family. We both have had to learn to become stronger and learn what we really are capable of. It hasn't been easy giving birth and raising a child on my own, knowing that my child's father is on the other side of the world, putting himself in danger so that we can keep our freedom. The pride I feel for his strength is immeasurable and I am counting down the days to when I can hold him in my arms again and introduce him to his daughter.

  4. My father served in the Air Force before and during World War II. It was during this time that he met and married my mother. After the war was over, he went to college and worked for the federal government during the week. At this same time, he served in the Air Force Reserve and dedicated one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer to the Air Force Reserve. He served in the Air Force Reserve until his retirement as a Lt. Colonel. From my father, I learned about love of country, dedication, hard work and service to others.

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  5. My BFF husband is in the Navy. I have been a shoulder to crying for my BFF every time her husband is sent away or when they move across the country when she is 6 months pregnant. I thank him every day for everything he does for us!


  6. My father was in the Army for a good part of my childhood. I grew up with a great respect for the military and the sacrifices they make for our country. :)

  7. My father passed 4 years ago, almost 5, in Feb of this year we had to exhume his remains because of a selfish family member....We reburied him with his mom.....My dad lived and died a "TRUE MARINE", he was given HONORS again by the MARINES for his 2nd burial! And today he will not be remembered because he marker has not been set....But a friend reminded me today, he is marked in my HEART, but will not be remembered today by others! I would love to get a memory of him from your place today, I hope to catch a nice peice for him today!!!

  8. My husband served in the USMC for 6 years, spending 3 of those going to Bahrain, Iraq and Afghanistan. We spent the first five years of our relationship living in different places, but we made it through and celebrated 10 years together this year. His time in the military taught us patience and perseverance. It proved to me how much i really love him. At times it definitely made things difficult but through it all we stayed together and toughed through the hard times. Any time we have an obstacle in our relationship I think of the time we spent apart and how hard it was to worry about him and not know where he was or what he was doing and I am so grateful to have him with me now!

  9. My husband is in the army. And once I had our daughter in September of last year, we moved from Florida to Washington state a month later to be with him. I love the military life so far. I never imagined myself with this lifestyle. I even asked my husband a couple of years ago to not join because I was afraid that he would go somewhere and never come back to me. But I don't see why he didn't join sooner because we love it. We were apart for months before the birth of our child and when we moved out here.

  10. My dad is a Medic in the US Army. He has served for 8 years now and has had 3 tours to Iraq where he has saved fellow soldiers lives. He came over with my mom for memorial day and we watched Act of Valor. The movie was so good but, at the end one f the troops passed away and I just started bawling. My dad came and gave me a hug and whispered to me it's ok now. He is now in an undeployable unit. It has really affected me and my family not knowing if he was going to come home since he is an infantry medic. He is an inspiration to all of us and I am thankful to call him my Hero :)