Wednesday, May 3, 2017


My husband received a gift in the mail yesterday from our son-in-law's father. My husband is terminally ill with cancer caused by Agent Orange. The chemo he gets every three weeks is keeping the cancer stable except for a new tumor that they are treating with radiation, along with chemo. The wonderful man who sent this bracelet

mentors veterans who want to become entrepreneurs. He does this at FGCU every other Saturday for a 3 month period. The mentorees range in age from 25 to 65. I quote him, "One of this year's class served 21 years then 15 as a teacher in the inner city. He discovered that only 23% of school children understood our Constitution. He started a business making the military bracelet. For each one he sells he uses part of the money to purchase a wonderful book that spells out the Constitution so ANY grade school student can easily understand it." There is one that will be dedicated in my husband's name for his Army service in Viet Nam. 

If you are interested in finding out more about this, let me know and I will contact my sil's father about it and get back to you.

So, my card was inspired by the gift and this challenge

We are very blessed to live in this country and we are very blessed to have the Montenieri's in our lives.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Very cool. I love your card and the sentiment and the reason behind it! And - please thank your husband for me for his Service. :)

    1. Thanks, Mary. Perry says, "You are welcome!"

  2. Wow! I'm sitting here with tears flowing as I read your post. Thank you to your husband for his service, and I'm so sorry for the cancer battle he (and you) are fighting! I said a prayer for him.
    This mentoring program sounds amazing!
    And your card is wonderful, too!!
    Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  3. Oh my I'm so sorry for your husband having to face the cancer battle. I know how hard it has to be on you also. I'm so happy you had time to create and share your story and your oh so classy card! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!