We received this email from Bronwyn, the mom of one of our soldiers......
"My son finally was able to call me from Afghanistan yesterday. John has been on a very dangerous outpost and has, up until now, been out of contact from most of the world. He made a specific point to ask me to email the people who sent cookies. He went on and on about all the cookies he had been receiving. He and his fellow Marines have been very appreciative of all the cookies, letters and encouragement. It meant alot to all of them.
I have to tell you what he told me about how he has been using some of the cookies. Because everyone has sent so many, John and his other three unit members eat and enjoy half of each delivery. The other half, they give to the Afghan children at the base of the hill they are on. Because of this kind gesture, the kids are now sending messages to my son whenever the Taliban are planning to attack his hill. Your cookies have help to save my son's life many times over!
I thank all of you for sending the cookies and for the unexpected benefit they provided.
He felt bad that he could not email all the bakers individually who send their address but he has not had any internet since April. John asked that I email on his behalf and thank everyone profusely.
Blessing of God on all of you and the fruit of your labor!"
sent on behalf of Cpl. John D.