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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, October 22, 2012

Larry Pays it Forward . . .



Okay Paying forward. Okay I did something - I gave a gift to someone as a surprise. I loved all of your Pay it forwards too! 

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37 comments:

Marti said...

This was such a moving story. Our troops who sacrifice their time and sometimes their lives all deserve our honor and respect.

Beth said...

I adopted a helicopter pilot in the army that loves fruitcake so he gets one of my homemade fruitcakes each year. I think we should all support our military for putting their lives on the line for us.

Gloria Hood said...

God Blees this man and all our soldiers!

Lynn said...

It's awesome that he does that.

Susan said...

Pretty amazing, Sandie. What a good man. What a terrible loss to lose a child, no matter how old he is.

Thanks for sharing. Susan

Jim said...

Hi Sandy, that Larry is an extra nice guy. Thank you for sharing.
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Grandma Bonnie said...

Their sacrifice is great. What Larry is doing is wonderful for the families who have lost their loved one. That is one great Pay it forward.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love to Pay it Forward. I love the movie too. :-)

Shelly said...

How wonderful- there are such good things, still, in this world-

Munir said...

We live ten minutes away from West Point and the Purple Heart Hall of Fame is just round the corner. My husband is always writing checks for disabled American Veterans and I am always buying their flag pins and flower pins. I wish that we could do more.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is so moving! I am so glad you did a pay it forward! I'm doing some things here with my extended family.
love you, Linda

Barb said...

Paying it forward helps us keep our minds off of ourselves, enables us to appreciate what we have. Wonderful post. Loved it! and YOU.

EM Illustrator said...

That's lovely! What a great thing to do!
Enjoy your day my friend.

Rob-bear said...

What an amazing man! Thanks for sharing his story.

Helen said...

Hi,

I came over from Ann. what a moving video you had shared.

Jill said...

Heartwarming!

Ann said...

well I tried to watch the video but for some reason it stopped working for me. Must be a glitch with my computer.

Debbie said...

I love that story! My favorite part was where he said, "flags beget flags". That is just SO TRUE.

And kindness begets kindness. Things like that are contagious.

I missed your pay it forward challenge, but that doesn't mean I can't do it now!

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie,
Pretty amazing, dear friend.
I always stand in awe when I visit your posts, sweetheart.
Thanks for sharing your art work!
Warm Hugs,
Poet Starry.

Blondee said...

That is amazing. Thank you for sharing this!

nancygrayce said...

God bless him! That made me cry, just seeing how much that means to that family.

jack69 said...

Sherry and I agree this is one nice guy. Hope he is paid many times over for the blessings he has shown.
America and the world is a better place because of folks like him.
Love from NC, Sherry & jack

Knitty said...

What a wonderful thing to do. Thank you for sharing this story.

Betsy Adams said...

It feels so good to 'pay it forward' doesn't it???? I love seeing the look on someone's face --when I just stop by (for no reason) and take them a flower or a pie or something.... It's just so special...

God Bless that man--and ALL of our soldiers... They give so much for US and our freedom.

Hugs,
Betsy

Angela said...

I love being able to pay it forward too!

Hugs,
Angela

Ms. A said...

Very touching. We have a man here that paints portraits of the fallen. They are amazing!

Wanda's Wings said...

There is nothing more rewarding than "pay it forward".

That corgi :) said...

this story made me cry, Sandie; what a special thing he thought of doing; what a "small" comfort it must be to the families of loved ones killed protecting our freedom. Thanks for sharing it Sandie!

betty

Mary said...

Wow..what a kind soul. That is a sweetheart to give so much.

Renae said...

Great inspiration! So heart felt and true for all of us to appreciate those that sacrifice.

Don't you just love the American Flag; the red, white and blue? My Mom always used to comment on how beautiful our nation's flag is. I always think of my Mom when I see Old Glory!

My computer can finally watch your videos! Yay!!!!!!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I love that program Sunday Mornings, and especially Steve Hartmen 's segments. His Charles Kuralt-like stories about ordinary people inspire and delight me every week. It is so refreshing and heartwarming to see good news.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Awesome.

Betty Manousos said...

very touching!

what a wonderful thing to do.

Jay said...

Larry is from the small town where I live. It is so neat to see him get some recognition for what he does. He has a heart for those who have served.

Jay said...

Larry is from the small town where I live. It is so neat to see him get some recognition for what he does. He has a heart for those who have served.

Sandra said...

amazing and awesome story, the sight of those flags brought tears to my eyes.

SquirrelQueen said...

Eight miles of flags, that is amazing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story Sandie.