This Valentine's Day I was lucky enough to have 46 valentines. You might think that one is enough, but 46? When I came home yesterday, I was in complete shock to find these beautiful roses waiting for me. I started the program, Operation: Marines Love Cookies, exactly three months ago - it is crazy to think how quickly time goes by and how much I have grown to truly love what I do for these Marines. What started out as a simple gesture to a good friend of mine has turned into something much bigger than I ever imagined. I have begun to get inquiries about how readers can help this "cookie mission," and I look forward to our very first test run next month.
To say that these two dozen roses made my entire week, let alone day, would be the understatement of the century. I am so extremely grateful for this platoon and the memories made while participating in this program. I look forward to many more months of baking - after all, it is the least I could do for all that they are doing and will do in the future for not only myself, but the entire country. Semper Fi!