got your attention there did I??
well...let me tell you about Shiri.
Shiri comes from Israel and she arrived here a week ago with a group of 10 Israeli women,(brought over by a Jewish organization in New York) every one of whom had been wounded in some type of skirmish...either a bombing or while serving as a border guard, or in a terrorist shooting, etc.
They were all, at one time, members of the Israeli army, altho not all of them were on active duty when they were injured. Shiri was singing in a nightclub in Tel Aviv when 2 terrorists came in and detonated a bomb.
She had severe facial burns and partial loss of hearing.
The Lenster was asked if he would like to participate, by motorcycle, in taking them on an excursion to West Point followed by a Bar-B-Q at the home of a member of the group that brought them over.
He asked me how I felt about it because the event was on Mothers Day.... silly question...what a wonderful, worthwhile reason to give up spending the day with Lenny.
Our weather was magnificent today...they had a beautiful day for a ride. Overlooking the Hudson Valley
a home in West Point
and, after a full day touring they went to the Bar B Q
(thats the garage of the house behind them...it's bigger than my whole house !!)
Quite a pool too....
Shiri was one of the only girls to speak English. Most spoke only Hebrew. She's connecting with the youngsters at the party.
at the end of their day....(they go home to Israel on Tuesday)....they were all given IPads as gifts...HOW FABULOUS !!!!!
Now...lest you think I just sat at home....after speaking by phone to my middle son Lee and his family in Texas, my older son Marc came down, Jen and Jared came down and Jens friend Veronica....
and we all went for lunch.....
and later in the day for dinner
with some shopping in between.......and a great day was had by EVERYONE !!!
SO....HAPPY MOTHERS DAY ALL...a tad belated but the feeling is most assuredly there !!