Manic Monday 11/11/13 (Veteran’s Day and Angry Birds)

Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States!  For myself it is a very meaningful day!!  When I spoke with my son the other day I told him that we are a Military Family and he asked me – why.  It took me a moment, but then I said; Because your dad is in the military and so was I.  
And so then he said…. anyone else?  
So I started listing….
Your 1/2 brother – Army
Mom – Navy
Dad – Army / Florida Army National Guard
Grandparents – 1 Navy 1 Army
Great Grandparents – 5 Past Military
Great Aunts/Uncles – 9 Past Military ( I think)
And my son said…. but what does that mean?  
This question really kind of shocked me.  We live our lives as a Military Family – often going on the base, going to National Guard Drill weekends and the kids attend many Military Camps, so I wasn’t sure what to say.  So, here is what I came up with……
You are surrounded by people who believed in their country enough to choose to serve in the Military and defend our country against all those who wish to do it harm.  We support the president (even if our believes are different) because he is the elected president.  And we help anyone who we can – when we can – to support all the people of our country make it better.
He said, that’s what I thought, Mom!  I think I’ll go into the Army like Dad!
And I beamed with a smile a mile wide!!
Happy Veteran’s Day to all those that serve, live with those that have served or have ever loved someone that has served!  
I am offering a sale in my studio to help all those that are Veteran’s (and everyone else) with a coupon that will take 20% off any purchase in my Krafty Max ArtFire Studio.  Simply use code – VET2013 – to receive the discount.
I do actually have a new listing for today, and it is simply beautiful!!  This is another one that you can wear to work or out for a BBQ – in just about any season.
Over the weekend I finished and listed my 2nd Angry Birds Bracelet – so if you missed it, here you go!!
And here is the ‘making of’ video!!
And just because I don’t want to leave anyone out, here is the pattern if you would like to purchase that!! 🙂
With the completion of one creation I get to start a new one!!  So, here is how it started….
And here is how far I have gotten!!
Now, I have some BIG plans for this one, so please come on over to my Fan Page or Google+ page throughout the day to watch it grow !!
Today I would like to leave yo with this thought;
Respect your elders and those that have served – remember, you might be one of those someday!  ~KM
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4 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for this post and for you and your Families service to this great country. Happy Veteran’s Day!

    • Krafty Max

      oh, thank you so very much @ginny!!! 🙂 ~KM

  2. I love the Angry Birds bracelet, you are very creative.