A few months ago I read about The Mother's Day Project. I wanted to be part of it and submitted my name to help. A few weeks later I recieved an evelope with a name, Isela Rubalcava. Isn't she beautiful? Doesn't she look like someone that would just be so much fun to know?
In working on this project, I've researched Isela and found out that she died from shrapnel wounds 3 days before she was to turn 26. She was killed while trying to save another injured soldier. She was the only daughter of Maria and Ramon Rubalcava. She laughed easily and made others feel comfortable. She even left boot camp smiling! :)
I hope her family knows that she will not be forgotten, that her sacrifice has touched many people and that we are grateful for Americans who will fight for our country. I'm sending off my contribution, her stitched name and some of my fabric that I hope will help in making the project a reality.