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IT IS THIS TIME A MONTH AGAIN

IT IS THIS TIME A MONTH AGAIN



First THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of you, for all the amazing comments on my last post.
I am so lucky to have friends like you♥
I know I owe you fics and stuff, but I’ll do my best to get it done soon.

The time of the month again is the parcels to our Bosnian families.
This month our family with the two girls and parents are getting parcels.
Our families are Muslims, but we send Christmas presents to them anyway.
It is important that they get to know our traditions, and we get to know theirs.






CHRISTMAS PRESENTS





I have been selling some of my Dads things on an online auction, and we use the money we get in on the parcels…
We still have a lot of stuff to sell, so hopefully we get more money in.

Today my brother came down to my Mum with Sarah and Thea, so I went and spend a couple of enjoyable hours with them.
My brother helped Mum with the car, oil and stuff, as neither she or I know anything about cars..

My “poor” sister on the other hand isn’t getting enough attention, so now she wants a divorce….she is the one with my two adopted “China” nieces…..
She is the worlds biggest drama queen..

I haven’t been at rehab this week because of to much pain, but I have to get back next week, or I will get in trouble;)

Well, I think this is all for now;)

♥hugs and love you♥

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pippii
Nov. 7th, 2010 09:08 am (UTC)
Thank you, we´ve had those families for six years now, and we love them very much. We wanted to so something to help back then and thought this would be the way. We have gotten so much back from them too.
♥hugs and kisses♥
deanvica23
Nov. 6th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
beautiful gifts for this families. sorry for your nieces.
you loved the 607?
pippii
Nov. 7th, 2010 09:09 am (UTC)
Thanks my love♥
I haven´t watched the episode yet, I will tomorrow with my Mum.
♥hugs♥♥
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pippii
Nov. 7th, 2010 09:11 am (UTC)
Thank you honey, they are great strong people, and decerves what ever we can give them.

Ohh I am, I am NOT getting involved with their drama..I get to see the girls now again, and I´m not letting anything spoil that...
♥hugs and love you♥
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shanachie_quill
Nov. 6th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
What a cool idea. I normally do my charity through my Angels group, but I don't have a soldier this year. I'm sure I'll be sending cards soon...I need to get my list of names still though. :-)

Just ignore your sister, but maybe give your nieces some love if you can. They'll need it. And have fun with your mum and the girls!
pippii
Nov. 7th, 2010 09:15 am (UTC)
We´ve had those families for six years now, so they are kind like our "real" family. Wonderful people that decerves what ever we can do for them.

Ohh cards sounds good;) I´ve been buying gifte the past two months, so I think I have it all ready for my flist now;)

I´m not getting involved in their petty problems, I´ve just gotten to see the girls again, and they are not gonna ruin that.
♥hugs♥
shanachie_quill
Nov. 7th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
Oh that's awesome that you can keep the same families year after year.

*nods* I need to get my act together and get to work...I've got gifts I need to work on and finish. Probably not going to happen today (we did yard work yesterday so I'm rather stiff and sore), but hopefully I'll get my room clean in a bit and get myself organized at least.

That's good...glad to hear that :-)
pippii
Nov. 7th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
It is through a non-profit association here in Denmark. My Mum worked with the woman that started it, due to her marriage to a Bosnian. Mum, Dad and I, wanted to help in a place where you could see it actually helped so we signed up for one family. You then have to send the minimum of four packages a year. Two years later we signed up for another family and now we send 6 packages to each family a year. One month one family, the other month the other and so on.
The families are obligated to write letters to us, to let us know if they get the packages, can use the stuff we send and how they are doing.
We have become quite attached to the families and get very personal letters. They have been told everything about my cancer and the treatment, when my parents moved, how Sarah and Thea are doing…
So it is a very personal thing we have here, not just about sending things to them..

I hope you get over all your cleaning and get time to do the things that needs to be done;)

Sorry this got a bit long;)
♥hugs♥

shanachie_quill
Nov. 7th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
That's really neat the way it works. And nice that y'all have become friendly over the years.

Sometimes the Angeling works like that and sometimes it doesn't--it all depends on the soldiers you get.

No worries about it getting long. I'm answering quickly because I'm writing and doing other things right now.

Yeah...I need to get up and start cleaning but well I can't seem to find the energy...maybe in a couple of minutes. :-)
elebridith
Nov. 6th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful!
And it reminds me, I need to make that christmas card post!
pippii
Nov. 7th, 2010 09:17 am (UTC)
Thank you so much hon.
Christmas is coming soon, takes us by surprise every year;)
♥hugs♥
babydracky
Nov. 6th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Oh... I hope you'll feel better soon enough hon♥
Oh, yes! Your two "Chinese" nieces are just so adorable^^ Well, I hope your sister would truly think before talking about divorce... it's not as easy as it seems I think.

Hey! Those are really beautiful presents^^
I'm pretty sure your Muslim family will like them.
You know, Muslim had always leave in Serbia and then is Jugoslavija and were Ortodox or Catholic before becoming Muslim so they are used to Christian church celebrations.
I remember my uncle's neighbour in Bosnia was a Muslim, he was a really funny man and I'll always remember that he helped my uncle to run away from Bosnia when Muslims attacked his village. I wish I could have say thanks to him because he remembered that my uncle was his friend even if he isn't Muslim and it is really important that some people remember that humans are more important than anything else.
pippii
Nov. 7th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
Thank you sweetie♥
I hope my sister thinks again, but somehow I know she only thinks about herself...I feel sorry for the girls, they are amazing and I´ve just gotten to see them again, so I´m not letting anything ruin that.

I didn´t know they used to be Ortodox or Catholic before they became Muslims...I glad that someone helped your uncle get away. What counts is the people not our beliefs, we should remember that more.

♥love you♥
honeyjojames
Nov. 7th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
Aww, what lovely presents and what a lovely thing to do.
*hugs gently* I hope your pain isn't as bad this week, and good luck with rehab!
pippii
Nov. 7th, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)
Thank you darling, we´ve had those families for six years now, and they are amazing, such wonderful people...
Thanks, I hope the rehab goes well too, it is only two hours a days, I should be able to do that, right?
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pippii
Nov. 7th, 2010 09:25 am (UTC)
Thank you so so much Pam, I´m so happy that you are getting better and gets back here, I´ve missed you so much.
I´ll PM you my address now...I have a Christmas present for you, I´ll post it soon so you get it for Christmas;)
♥love you honey♥
ala_tariel
Nov. 9th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
I really love seeing the packages you prepare, Annette. They are so beautiful!

*HUGS YOU VERY TIGHTLY*

pippii
Nov. 9th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you darling, I´m glad you like it.
We get so much back from those families and we are happy to help them.
♥huggles you back♥♥
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