Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Some of you may be wondering if we went MIA??? Truth is I have been a bit MIA however its been for a good cause.

Last Saturday was our annual squadron auction. Intriguing, right? Our auction is our largest fundraiser of the year for our spouses' club. Spouses' club some might ask...are the thread that holds the military wife together! Its our excuse to get together monthly and share our common lives with a wife/wives who understand our day to day struggles.

So this year I was the second seat for auction chair. A friend Alicia and I (along with the help of many other fabulous spouses') put together in my opinion a night of fantastic fun and comradery amongst the flying squadrons here in Minot. This years theme was "All American" they decorated the squadron with red, white and blue and served hotdogs and nachos. We were blessed with TONS of silent auction items and slew of desserts to auction off. Our live auction items were hot!!! There were pictures, dinner with a variety of commanders, crazy fun baskets full of goodies and even some babysitting for a formal dining out that is coming up next week! (That was donated by the gracious Ehrenfeld family...oh wait that's us!)

But the item that was the most touching was print that was donated by a family in the squadron commemorating RAIDR 21. RAIDR 21 was the callsign for the plane that crashed last July in Guam. That jet belonged to a fellow B-52 squadron down at Barksdale. I watched as our 3 different squadrons up here came together bidding on this print to keep it in our squadrons so these airmen & their families are never forgotten for their sacrifice. This print raised thousands of dollars that will be donated to the funds set up for these families who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

I have been feeling God prompting me to share this story. So tonight as I was laying in bed grateful for my spouse, who is next to me, my heart hurts for those families and all the others who are missing this very important link.

Many blessing to all!


Emily said...

wow what an amazing story. I'm so glad your fundraiser was a success.

Krystyn said...

What an awesome cause!

nancy said...

Your father-in-law and I enjoyed your story,too. Both you and Joe have a love for our country and for God that make us very proud. We love you. THANK YOU !!! Dad and Mom