Friday, January 25, 2008

Jennifer M. Parcell

Who is this person you ask? She was a 20 year old marine, fighting the war in Iraq, that was killed on February 7, 2007. I came across the blog, The Mother's Day Project, and felt that I needed to be a part of this. Once you volunteer, you are sent a piece of cloth with a female soldier's name stamped on it, that has lost their life in this war. You then stitch over the name and send it back, and eventually, it will become a tote bag, along with all the other women that have lost their lives.

To be really honest, I don't really have an opinion on this war. But, I do believe in supporting our men and women while they are there fighting for us. And, I am grateful to the ones that have lost their lives. When, I received my swatch of fabric in the mail, and saw my name, immediately tears came to my eyes. I didn't realize how this "name" would touch me. I wanted to try to find out more about her, was she married? Did she have children? Where was she from? And I found that she was 20 years old, she was from Maryland, and joined the Marines with her brother. She has a My Space page dedicated to her, go check it out for yourselves and see what a precious person she must have been. You can find her here.

I am truly blessed to have been made aware of this woman. I know that her family is very proud of her.

13 comments:

Dolores said...

What a beautiful way to honor those who have given so much. Thank you for making me aware of the Mother's Day Project... and of Jennifer's life and legacy.

chelley325 said...

What a wonderful project, and how great of you to take part in it.

Megan said...

Wow, she was beautiful. How sad we lose so many people in such a time as war. My prayers go out to her family.

MrsPresley said...

i agree with you... i'm not very political and don't have much of an opinion about the war, but i do believe we need to support our troops. thanks for sharing this with us...

prettybaker said...

What a wonderful project! I am sorry that so many young and innocent people lost their lives in wars that are rarely non political....

Carrie Sue said...

Wow, she was just a baby. My heart dropped when I saw her MySpace. I'll definitely get a picture up of my stitching when complete. BTW, can I feature your Double Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes on my cupcake blog - www.allthingscupcake.com? Let me know

Sandy said...
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Sandy said...

Thank you for honoring CPL Jennifer Marie Parcell's memory on your web page. She is my niece and was my best friend. I miss her everyday.

Sandy said...
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Anonymous said...

my name is joe parcell jen is my sister. feel free to send me a email if you want to talk
semperchill@msn.com

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Michelle said...

This awesome. I had no idea that something like this existed. Jen was my best friend. I was just googling images of her online to see what would come up and then I found this. Thanks for posting this. She was the sweetest, most kind person.

April said...

Hi Michelle. Just today I was googling her too to see what I could find. It is funny how things happen. She was beautiful and I know that she will always be missed.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Jennifer M. Parcell

Who is this person you ask? She was a 20 year old marine, fighting the war in Iraq, that was killed on February 7, 2007. I came across the blog, The Mother's Day Project, and felt that I needed to be a part of this. Once you volunteer, you are sent a piece of cloth with a female soldier's name stamped on it, that has lost their life in this war. You then stitch over the name and send it back, and eventually, it will become a tote bag, along with all the other women that have lost their lives.

To be really honest, I don't really have an opinion on this war. But, I do believe in supporting our men and women while they are there fighting for us. And, I am grateful to the ones that have lost their lives. When, I received my swatch of fabric in the mail, and saw my name, immediately tears came to my eyes. I didn't realize how this "name" would touch me. I wanted to try to find out more about her, was she married? Did she have children? Where was she from? And I found that she was 20 years old, she was from Maryland, and joined the Marines with her brother. She has a My Space page dedicated to her, go check it out for yourselves and see what a precious person she must have been. You can find her here.

I am truly blessed to have been made aware of this woman. I know that her family is very proud of her.

13 comments:

Dolores said...

What a beautiful way to honor those who have given so much. Thank you for making me aware of the Mother's Day Project... and of Jennifer's life and legacy.

chelley325 said...

What a wonderful project, and how great of you to take part in it.

Megan said...

Wow, she was beautiful. How sad we lose so many people in such a time as war. My prayers go out to her family.

MrsPresley said...

i agree with you... i'm not very political and don't have much of an opinion about the war, but i do believe we need to support our troops. thanks for sharing this with us...

prettybaker said...

What a wonderful project! I am sorry that so many young and innocent people lost their lives in wars that are rarely non political....

Carrie Sue said...

Wow, she was just a baby. My heart dropped when I saw her MySpace. I'll definitely get a picture up of my stitching when complete. BTW, can I feature your Double Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes on my cupcake blog - www.allthingscupcake.com? Let me know

Sandy said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Sandy said...

Thank you for honoring CPL Jennifer Marie Parcell's memory on your web page. She is my niece and was my best friend. I miss her everyday.

Sandy said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

my name is joe parcell jen is my sister. feel free to send me a email if you want to talk
semperchill@msn.com

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Michelle said...

This awesome. I had no idea that something like this existed. Jen was my best friend. I was just googling images of her online to see what would come up and then I found this. Thanks for posting this. She was the sweetest, most kind person.

April said...

Hi Michelle. Just today I was googling her too to see what I could find. It is funny how things happen. She was beautiful and I know that she will always be missed.