Thursday, June 12, 2014

Spirit Sticks for Soldiers



driftwood washed ashore
wrapped with love for Soldier Sons
pray for safe return 



For the past several weeks, I have been creating Spirit Sticks to send to my son in Kuwait. There are 15, one for each team member. They haven been wrapped with beadwork, leather and wool fibers. 
As I wrapped each weathered piece of wood, I was mindful and thankful for the service and sacrifice of each young man. I sat in my air conditioned studio, knowing they are working in temps rising above 120 degrees F. They have been away from home for 6 months. I wept. I smiled. I infused each stick with love. This is a very small token of my appreciation, for now.












15 comments:

Jo Murray said...

A wonderful gesture that will no doubt convey your love for your son and his team. May they all come home safely.

judie said...

They are awesome, and I'm sure will be much appreciated.

carol l mckenna said...

What a beautiful way to honor and send love your son and fellow soldiers ~ beyond words ~ Your haiku says it all ~ lots of hugs to you ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

gma said...

More than beautiful. They are full of your best wishes.

gma said...

More than beautiful. They are full of your best wishes.

Lea said...

These are so beautiful... and more meaningful than my words could ever convey here. I too pray for their safe return home.

Laura said...

So loving Deb. May they continue to be well and safe.

Laura said...

So loving Deb. May they continue to be well and safe.

Gillena Cox said...

Best wishes for safety and their safe return

Much love...

rebecca said...

oh how these spirit sticks speak straight from a mother's heart. thank you for sharing them here with all of us. they will be a touchstone of love and support for each soldier that receives one.

kelly barton said...

this is gorgeous!
my son went into the navy last year and i have really had to embrace so many things that i have never really wanted to embrace. i love this idea. and so happy i clicked on your fb so i could see if you had a website. this rocks!

Kim Mailhot said...

What powerful and beautiful prayers you have offered up to Spirit, Lovely One.
xoxoxox

Catharina Maria said...

I love the sticks soooo much ! I have do something like this but not so beautiful !
Catharina , from the Netherlands

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