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Thankful for?

November 22, 2007

Ok so the Thanks Mike thread is working. I talked to him briefly and told him about it, he stopped in and read it. Going to print it out in a few days and send him a hard copy. He’s incredibly appreciative and the comments are very cool.

 Playing on that thread, it’s Thanksgiving. In addition to the million things I am incredibly thankful for, I wanted to do another thread here along the same lines, that will hopefully produce MASSIVE amounts of response to be forwarded once again.

My thankful list could be a mile long and still stop short of mentioning what I should be thankful for. In addition to an incredibly blessed life and career, I’ve got an incredibly beautiful wife who’s about a billion times prettier on the inside than she is on the outside. I’ve got 4 incredibly beautiful children who are truly kids with HUGE hearts. They’ve come to realize that a wheelchair is nothing more than a device that helps some people get around, nothing more. They understand being good people and making other people feel good about themselves is about as good as life can get.

Adding to that list, the Sox fans around here know that I sometimes post over on Sons of Sam Horn, better known in Sox Nation as SOSH. I have had the opportunity to meet some of the members of the board in person. Two of those people are Baghdad Jamie and his wife Favreu (names on the board!).

Anyway, Jamie is currently serving his second tour of duty in Iraq, and he’s slated to come home VERY VERY SOON. God willing he will do so complete, and healthy.

To say I am thankful for what the men and women of the armed forces do for us is pitifully short and woefully inadequate but for now it will have to suffice.

I’d like to make this thread one filled with people who are thankful to our troops, postings. Post a thank you to the men and women that serve our nation and other freedom loving nations around the world and I give you my word I will have the whole thing in front of the eyes of those very people.

169 Comments leave one →
  1. dizzylizzyfromphilly permalink
    November 26, 2007 3:03 pm

    As the daughter of a veteran, who saw time in Korea I just want to say thank you to all of those who have served and all of those who are serving now. Thank you for take good care of our freedom. You are the true heroes!!!

  2. soxwin28 permalink
    November 26, 2007 3:34 pm

    Thank you all for protecting our country

  3. aimcifer permalink
    November 26, 2007 4:31 pm

    We are so thankful for our troops, the brave men and women who give their all day in and day out. God bless you, stay safe, and much love to you all.

  4. jespah permalink
    November 26, 2007 6:18 pm

    A little late (perhaps I should be thankful for clocks …) –

    thank you, Curt, for being accessible
    thank you, Armed forces men and women, for everything you do
    thank you, doctors and nurses, for taking such good care of Jon Lester (and a few years before that, my mother, also a cancer survivor)
    thank you, Boston, for being the best place to live, the centered place, the hub in all ways
    thank you, silly posters
    thank you, squirmy little dogs
    thank you, all those who grow food, invent great things, work for peace, teach the ignorant, try to right the wrongs, tell the stories, make the art, make everything run
    thank you to my husband, the light of my life (uh, this list isn’t necessarily in order)
    thank you, everyone who’s made me laugh, cry or cheer this year and every year, thank you for touching me
    thank you

    PS Happy belated birthday, Shonda.

  5. casoxfan permalink
    November 26, 2007 7:09 pm

    Thank you Curt for this opportunity to thank our troops.

    “Thank you” does seem so inadequate for all our servicemen do for us. Their many sacrifices are not taken for granted. I pray for them every day and hold them in my heart.

    You are all heroes.

    Thank you.

  6. reflex31 permalink
    November 26, 2007 7:44 pm

    I’m a lieutenant in the Air Force, and I frequently receive thanks from strangers on the street when they see me in uniform. I feel a little guilty when that happens sometimes, because I’ve only been in the service for a little over 2 years, and my contributions so far have been minimal. I’d like to use this opportunity to pass along those thanks to those who are more deserving, to those who are engaged in the fight as we speak, to those who have poured their blood and sweat into the worthy goal of spreading freedom to those who need it most. I would like also to add my thanks to theirs. I honor, admire and salute each of you who put yourself in harm’s way for the rest of us, and for strangers in unfamiliar lands around the world!

  7. pmpck12 permalink
    November 26, 2007 7:51 pm

    Thank you Curt for offering the opportunity to properly Thank the men and women of our armed services. I hope they all had a Happy Thanksgiving and they are in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing everyone a safe return and Thank you for all you are doing for our Country.

  8. mykatieq permalink
    November 26, 2007 8:26 pm

    I’m thankful that I recognize all the good things I have in this life and try to give back in my community, helping those that don’t have all the things I do. I’m thankful that many others in my town feel like I do and give back as well. I encourage others to do so too. Not sure what it’s like in your areas, but the economy is rough right now where I live. Companies are closing and people are losing their jobs. More and more young people I know are being diagnosed with cancer and don’t have the health insurance to support it. I am thankful that I work and that I am relatively healthy. I can’t speak enough about remembering to give your time and commitment to those that need your support……….

  9. christiangfarley permalink
    November 26, 2007 9:30 pm

    Mr Schilling- I posted a thank you on your link for Mike Lowell and I wanted to pen a note to you also. My son Reagan & I have been big fans of yours for a long time and we are thrilled you are staying in Boston. As a 42 year old father, I am proud of the people my little boy looks up to, and I can tell you why he worships you and your bloody sock far transcends anything related to baseball. You are a great role model and you come across as a genuine man in an industry where geniune men seem to be lacking. Thanks for your efforts on and off the field. We are glad you will be staying. Best to you and your family in the off season. Christian Farley, Clifton Park NY

  10. anaredsoxfan permalink
    November 27, 2007 9:39 am

    I’m am thankful for everything in my life, I am also thankful for the troops that are serving our country. My boyfriend is on his second tour of Iraq right now he is a huge Red Sox fan. I pray for his safe return everyday, I am proud of my boyfriend for serving our country. I’m a huge fan of the Red Sox and have been a fan since I was 8.

  11. toofarawayfromboston permalink
    November 27, 2007 10:00 am

    The countdown is really on now! Jamie comes home tomorrow! WAHOOO!!!!!!!!!

  12. vgadolin permalink
    November 27, 2007 5:02 pm

    I want to say a special “thank you” to all of our men and women who are serving in the armed forces! I applaud all of you and your efforts. You are providing services for those who cannot provide for themselves and protecting people at the same time. All of you are truly incredible human beings for doing such a wicked awesome job (had to use the accent at some point, couldn’t resist)! Keep up the great work and we are all hopeful for a safe and happy return HOME for all of you!!!

  13. jjjjone permalink
    November 27, 2007 9:21 pm

    Curt thanks for helping so many of the NATION’S dreams come true the last several years with two world championships. I am a retired Air Force member who now works as a civilian on the C5 aircraft in Dover DE. I do not know how many of your readers know about Westover AFB in western Mass. who also fly the C5. While we enjoyed our Thanksgiving many of these men and women, along with thousands of others, were protecting ouy way of life. And asked for NOTHING in return. Please let them know how much we appreciate them every day, and pray for there safe return. THANK YOU!

  14. dodgerfan permalink
    November 28, 2007 10:26 am

    Curt, I’m a true blue Dodger fan but also a fan of men of courage. You and our veterans both fit that description. I gave a Veteran’s Day lesson to a bunch of kids at a little old church in Hollywood, Ca, trying to teach then in 3 minutes or less what the holiday was all about. Shaking a hand and saying thanks to a vet you happen to see at the mall or elsewhere. He gets it. My kids have been brought up doing that. They get it. Saying a simple thanks to the true American heroes that live around us and to those who no longer do. Its tough to do without emotion. That’s cool. Bravery, sacrifice, devotion and servanthood. Hero.

    God bless our troops, veterans and their families.
    God bless you too Curt.
    See you at the L.A. Coliseum in March. Go easy on my boys.

  15. billyzabka permalink
    November 28, 2007 12:35 pm

    A billion thank yous will never be enough. All the freedom this country enjoys, the peaceful dinners and restful sleeps, its all owed to fine men and women who defend this country. Thank you for putting your lives on the line every day for the greatest country in the history of the world.

  16. sox4me permalink
    November 28, 2007 7:18 pm

    THANK YOU to all of the men and women who have given up their freedom in order to fight for our freedom

    I am the proud wife of a retired [24 years] Air Force veteran, who served in the Viet Nam War and retired after Desert Storm.

    There is no way that I can express my gratitude to the people who serve or have served our country

    This is a website [probably one of many] that you can ‘adopt’ a deployed soldier

  17. markiemark22079 permalink
    November 29, 2007 9:32 am

    I would like to start by saying that Curt you have to be one of the greatest guys on earth, for everything you do for people.Second I would like to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart to everyone that has put themselves in the line of duty to protect what alot of people in the U.S.A. take for granted and that is are Freedom, so Thank You very much for everything that you and yours families have a had to endored.Last but not least I would like to say a prayer for all the men and women that this country has lost in all of the wars that we have fought in. I know that this is really not saying much but I do not see anyway we can say Thank You enough to all of you folks overseas.May God Bless You and your Families and my you all come home fast and safe.Thank You Curt for giving us all the chance to write a little something to the men and women that risk there lifes day in and day out so that we may live the life we live. So one again my GOD BLESS EVERYONE OF THE MEN AND WOMEN RISKING THERE LIVES FOR US AMERICANS THAT THEY HAVE NEVER MET BEFORE…..THANK YOU ALL….


  18. klemmy77 permalink
    November 29, 2007 11:22 am

    A huge THANK YOU for taking the time out to thank the troops stationed over seas fighting for everyone’s freedoms. It is refreshing to see people taking time to say thank you to the very men and women who give up so much to defend not only this nation but every other freedom loving nation in this world.
    My younger brother SGT. Pete Klementowski is stationed with the 511th mp co. out of Fort Drum N.Y. He is serving his 3rd tour of duty in iraq and I know he is grateful to those people who understand what the armed services are doing. Jamie and his wife ( let us not forget those families who are left behind at home ). Thank You a million times over again for what you both have giving to this nation. Also a Thank you to men and women like Spc. John Tollefson who lost their lifes fighting us. Lastly Thank you to all vets of all america’s wars and conflicts, let us not forget what they gave up for our freedoms. I strongly encourge people to say thank you to all vets, many people don’t understand how much that means to these people. It doesn’t matter if it’s the 80 year old who stormed the beaches of normandy or the 50 year old who stood watch in the jungles of nam. JUST SAY THANK YOU.

  19. depsean permalink
    November 30, 2007 12:12 pm

    Thanks for taking the time ALL the time to support the troops. Thank you to troops currently serving and who have served in the past. Seeing 168 (so far) posts to thank the troops is an unbelievable thing. It makes myself and my family confident in my decision to join the United States Navy. Though I am excited to leave for boot camp in Feb., I will greatly miss being able to watch the Red Sox every game these coming years. Thanks again Curt for always taking the time to recognize our true everyday superheroes.

    -Sean D

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