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Gathering of Eagles

Posted on 05/04/2007 9:45:46 AM PDT by MountainFlower

Through this Operation Recruiter Appreciation I met a woman whose grandson is fighting cancer. He loves postcards, so I sent him one from D.C. She wrote me back saying he loved it and put it in his scrapbook. Unfortunately, of the family/ friends she asked, only one other person wrote him one. So I'm now respectfully requesting that you consider sending him one and mention Gathering of Eagles.

Zach is 12, and he just had an operation to get a tumor from behind his ear. The good news is the doctor thought it went very well. The bad news is he has another surgery on May 18th.

Thanks much for all you do!

Coop


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Unclassified; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: gatheringofeagles; healing
If you want to send a postcard, please FReepmail me for the address. Your prayers are coveted as well!
1 posted on 05/04/2007 9:45:48 AM PDT by MountainFlower
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To: tgslTakoma; the right reverend; RaceBannon; Lady J USA 1981; mdittmar; trooprally; AliVeritas; ...
PING!!

PRAYERS GOING UP for ZACH.

CARD on the way!! :o)

2 posted on 05/04/2007 9:50:06 AM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: MountainFlower

BTTT!!!!


3 posted on 05/04/2007 10:04:41 AM PDT by StarCMC (Honor military recruiters in all 50 states ~ May 19, 2007 ~ http://gatheringofeagles.org/?p=257)
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To: trussell
T, I know you aren't hooked up to GOE, but could you hit this with your prayer ping list?? Zach could use the prayers!!

Thanks, sis!

4 posted on 05/04/2007 10:06:14 AM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: MountainFlower

Prayers up for him!


5 posted on 05/04/2007 10:26:18 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: MountainFlower

Please send me the address....my kids would love to send a postcard...
Kate


6 posted on 05/04/2007 10:43:05 AM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich (It's all about the swagger......)
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To: MountainFlower; 4woodenboats; abletruth; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; Alamo-Girl; ...
Prayer ping.

Prayer warriors, would you be interested in sending postcards to this young man?

Please post your replies to MountainFlower


Please know that I am praying. May God provide healing and comfort as needed. 

Blessings,
trussell


If you want on/off my prayer ping list, please let me know. All requests happily honored.

7 posted on 05/04/2007 4:39:55 PM PDT by trussell
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To: MountainFlower

Bump!


8 posted on 05/04/2007 5:48:55 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: MountainFlower

Why don’t you PM with your address and ask that everyone send a pre-posted card. Or a stamp on the side. You could put all the cards in one big envelope. With all the stamps, it would be looked at in the Post office but he would get them all in one big envelope.

Either way, get me the addy and he will get three from us and I’ll get with other homeschooling moms. He’ll be bombarded!


9 posted on 05/04/2007 5:49:39 PM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: MountainFlower

I join in prayer for this young man!


10 posted on 05/04/2007 8:50:21 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

thanks! Prayer BTT!


11 posted on 05/04/2007 9:00:34 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: MountainFlower
BUMP TO THE TOP!!

I think it would be more fun for Zach to receive them as they come in...giving him excitement and something to look forward to each day! MHO

Prayers going up, as well!

12 posted on 05/05/2007 8:04:22 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: MountainFlower

I kept the address handy...do you want additional things sent?

I said I was the tea-drinking, cookie eating Grandma type.

Cookie baking tonight...should I get a small package ready?

Maybe some books or games would be better?


13 posted on 05/06/2007 8:00:44 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: 3D-JOY

that is a precious idea!!


14 posted on 05/06/2007 8:31:46 AM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: MountainFlower

We are up against some serious couch potato patriotism over here ! Lots of ‘highsign’ support , but nobody willing to man the battle lines . Volunteers needed !


15 posted on 05/06/2007 1:34:31 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: MountainFlower

If you’ll PM Zach’s address, I can send both a Philly postcard and a NJ one.


16 posted on 05/06/2007 4:22:29 PM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: MountainFlower

Glad you like my ideas.

I bought one of those “shake it” flashlights today. Now I have to find a “Captain Underpants “ or some joke book to go with it...maybe a small blanket to hide under too.

How my kids liked to hide and read a book at night! Getting my Grandson to read is a constant battle. Last year it was 15 minutes of reading to earn a 45 minute swim session...it worked! What can I do this year? A chapter of the next Harry Potter book?


17 posted on 05/06/2007 6:24:58 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ; All

Glad to see you contributing to this kid’s fun.

If you send a letter would you send a few stamps? I forgot to include them and sent 4-5 note cards for him to write to friends...Also forgot the postal increase! DUMB (note cards were cute though, turtles, bugs etc.)

Hope to see you when I get back to DC and WRAMC some Friday night.

Now, I see you were going to do postcards....

ALL: Someone else volunteer to send stamps?????


18 posted on 05/06/2007 6:31:30 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: 3D-JOY
ewww! perhaps find a caldecott or newberry winner...good literature rather than harry potter?!

you have me laughing at the thought of "captain underpants"!! the joke book, the flashlight, the blanket... cool! don't forget a NOTE explaining it!! the poor kid will think something else if you don't!! LOL

19 posted on 05/06/2007 8:17:12 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: 3D-JOY

how many stamps were you looking for?? i might be able to help on that part.


20 posted on 05/06/2007 8:18:35 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: MountainFlower
“ewww! perhaps find a caldecott or newberry winner...good literature rather than harry potter?! “

Bite your tongue! (or keyboard, although that might hurt more) ANYTHING that will get a kid to read is good. Harry Potter isn’t that bad. I’ve read all of them, myself. Several times, in fact. Gearing up for the next one, now. Newberry and Caldecot award books are no better written than Potter is. (no worse, either) Everyone has different tastes, so it’s ok if you and yours don’t like Harry Potter, but not everyone will share your tastes, either. Get them started reading, even if it’s just comic books, and you can lead them to bigger and better stuff later. My youngest went from just barely reading to reading at 8th grade level in the 4th grade with a liberal dose of Harry Potter, and everything else I could find that might possibly interest her. She has her own definite tastes in reading, and they don’t match those of anyone else in the house, but that’s ok because she READS! I like military Science Fiction, like David Drake, David Weber, and Jerry Pournelle. I’m the only one in the house who reads it, too. Encourage them to read whatever they are interested in, and salt in a few books on other subjects, as well, and help them expand their horizons. You’ll be doing them good, and our country.

21 posted on 05/12/2007 8:01:35 AM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: Old Student
Yes, the books make the difference...we made robes and even have the pictures of the characters framed and hung in the bedroom. People ask “ are those your cousins”?

Reading opens up so much for boys that age. Finally everything is not hand-held games...or ones on the Monitor.

I am anxious for another summer with him. I think I may even get to go to Boy Scout Camp for a week. ( I was a Girl Scout Camp Director years ago!)

22 posted on 05/17/2007 8:50:17 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: MountainFlower

Sorry to be so slow to respond...somehow this thread got lost!

I sent about 5 note cards in the first envelope.

The package arrived before Mother’s day and I guess was well received. I got a nice note from the Grandmother today. She said he was receiving cards and enjoying them. He is a very advanced reader so a word search book was better than an age level book. I hope he shared with his sisters too. It was OK to send a stuffed monkey to a boy. I was worried about that.

The presents for his Mother were a good thing since they do not get out much to get things.

I did include a letter explaining that my “girls” had loved to read under the covers at night. The cookie NANA did bake and send those too...

I may write once more in a few weeks, but that may be enough...


23 posted on 05/17/2007 9:01:15 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: 3D-JOY

you have gone above and beyond, my dear! i am sure it was a great blessing!! thank you!


24 posted on 05/18/2007 7:54:00 AM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: MountainFlower

You are Welcome.
Anything for children...call on me anytime.


25 posted on 05/18/2007 9:43:35 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: 3D-JOY; trussell; StarCMC; HiJinx; JoyjoyfromNJ; LeoWindhorse; El Gran Salseron; ...
I have an update on ZACH! PRAISE REPORT!! Could you please hit your Prayer Ping List, Trussell?

For everyone...thank you!! Below is the message from Zach's gramma!

Dear Coop,

Thanks for writing and asking about Zach. His [second] surgery [on May 18th] went better than we expected. The lump that was found and thought to be cancer too was [only] a cist. They took care of it and he is doing so much better.

I don't know if I told you about the cancer that they operated on for his ear [the first surgery]. But they were able to remove all of it. They did have to remove his ear to get down where the roots of the cancer were. But they were able to put it back on and all he has is the scar on the back of his ear and the one inside his ear. It is looking so good.

We have been truly blessed and thank God every day that he is doing so well. Thank you so much for all the postcards and well wishes. Please thank everyone that sent one for us. And please let them know he is doing so well. He is just a little sore but otherwise doing well. He loves all the postcards that he has been getting...

Patricia (Zach's grandmother)

God is so good!!Thank you for your prayers, the cards and various other things you have sent. We have more cards to send over the next couple of weeks to add to Zach's collection. Thank you, again!

26 posted on 05/22/2007 7:51:39 AM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: 3D-JOY; trussell; StarCMC; HiJinx; JoyjoyfromNJ; LeoWindhorse; El Gran Salseron; ...
I have an update on ZACH! PRAISE REPORT!! Could you please hit your Prayer Ping List, Trussell?

For everyone...thank you!! Below is the message from Zach's gramma!

Dear Coop,

Thanks for writing and asking about Zach. His [second] surgery [on May 18th] went better than we expected. The lump that was found and thought to be cancer too was [only] a cist. They took care of it and he is doing so much better.

I don't know if I told you about the cancer that they operated on for his ear [the first surgery]. But they were able to remove all of it. They did have to remove his ear to get down where the roots of the cancer were. But they were able to put it back on and all he has is the scar on the back of his ear and the one inside his ear. It is looking so good.

We have been truly blessed and thank God every day that he is doing so well. Thank you so much for all the postcards and well wishes. Please thank everyone that sent one for us. And please let them know he is doing so well. He is just a little sore but otherwise doing well. He loves all the postcards that he has been getting...

Patricia (Zach's grandmother)

God is so good!!Thank you for your prayers, the cards and various other things you have sent. We have more cards to send over the next couple of weeks to add to Zach's collection. Thank you, again!

27 posted on 05/22/2007 7:51:57 AM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: MountainFlower

WOOOOHOOOO!!!!


28 posted on 05/22/2007 7:55:10 AM PDT by StarCMC (Honor military recruiters in all 50 states ~ May 19, 2007 ~ http://gatheringofeagles.org/?p=257)
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To: StarCMC

::grin:: AMEN and AMEN!


29 posted on 05/22/2007 7:56:59 AM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: StarCMC; All

sorry about the double post, folks, the PC was SLOW running!


30 posted on 05/22/2007 7:57:44 AM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: 3D-JOY
"I said I was the tea-drinking, cookie eating Grandma type."

What? Cookies? Not crumpets? :-)

31 posted on 05/22/2007 9:24:08 AM PDT by El Gran Salseron (The World-Famous, popular DJ and FReeper Canteen Certified, Equal-Opportunity, Male-Chauvinist-Pig!)
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To: 2LT Radix jr; 359Henrie; 80 Square Miles; acad1228; AirForceMom; Alas Babylon!; AliVeritas; All; ...

Ping


32 posted on 05/22/2007 9:25:25 AM PDT by El Gran Salseron (The World-Famous, popular DJ and FReeper Canteen Certified, Equal-Opportunity, Male-Chauvinist-Pig!)
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To: trussell

You have not added me to your ping list. For shame! :-)


33 posted on 05/22/2007 9:26:48 AM PDT by El Gran Salseron (The World-Famous, popular DJ and FReeper Canteen Certified, Equal-Opportunity, Male-Chauvinist-Pig!)
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To: El Gran Salseron

Thanks. I’ll be praying!


34 posted on 05/22/2007 9:45:22 AM PDT by knittnmom (...surrounded by reality!)
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To: El Gran Salseron

BTTT


35 posted on 05/22/2007 9:59:17 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: El Gran Salseron; MountainFlower

I’d love to send a card. Thanks so much for the ping ElGran. I’ll freepmail you Moutain Flower.

Zach is in my prayers.


36 posted on 05/22/2007 10:54:37 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: El Gran Salseron

I wouldn’t have without you asking. Would you like to join the prayer warriors? I’d be happy to add you!


37 posted on 05/22/2007 12:27:11 PM PDT by trussell
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To: trussell

Please.....


38 posted on 05/22/2007 12:33:14 PM PDT by El Gran Salseron (The World-Famous, popular DJ and FReeper Canteen Certified, Equal-Opportunity, Male-Chauvinist-Pig!)
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To: El Gran Salseron

definitely SCONES!


39 posted on 05/22/2007 12:38:42 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: El Gran Salseron

hello El! good to see you here. have a blessed day!!


40 posted on 05/22/2007 1:41:32 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: 3D-JOY

SCONES

LOL

I suppose scones are good but the name “scones” sounds, I don’t know.....like a bacteria or something? Something just doesn’t strike me right about the word “scones.” :-)


41 posted on 05/22/2007 1:45:38 PM PDT by El Gran Salseron (The World-Famous, popular DJ and FReeper Canteen Certified, Equal-Opportunity, Male-Chauvinist-Pig!)
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To: MountainFlower

You, too, MtFl! :-)


42 posted on 05/22/2007 1:46:36 PM PDT by El Gran Salseron (The World-Famous, popular DJ and FReeper Canteen Certified, Equal-Opportunity, Male-Chauvinist-Pig!)
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To: MountainFlower

Good to hear.


43 posted on 05/22/2007 2:59:12 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: MountainFlower; 4woodenboats; abletruth; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; Alamo-Girl; ...
Prayer ping update. See post 26 posted on 05/22/2007 8:51:39 AM MDT by MountainFlower {click the number}


Praise God for answered prayer. I will continue to pray. May God continue to provide healing and comfort as needed.  

Blessings,
trussell


If you want on/off my prayer ping list, please let me know. All requests happily honored.

44 posted on 05/22/2007 4:57:09 PM PDT by trussell
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To: El Gran Salseron

You have been added...and you have freepmail :)


45 posted on 05/22/2007 5:06:44 PM PDT by trussell
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To: MountainFlower

Prayers are lifted for Zach that our Lord Jesus Christ will guide the hands of his physicians and bring this young lad back to health.

Blessings to all of you who are caring for Zach that you will also be filled with strength for the days ahead.


46 posted on 05/22/2007 5:09:48 PM PDT by janereinheimer ((I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.))
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To: MountainFlower
PRAISE GOD!!! Thank you for the update.
47 posted on 05/22/2007 10:03:35 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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