Many years ago, when Pip was either struggling with an upcoming surgery or I was overwhelmed with everything going on with her.

A young US Marine reached out to us.

He told me how Pip had touched his life, had a Happy Soul Project logo in his helmet & then graciously sent some Marine goodies, including this hat.

To this day, that hat is constantly fought over and hangs proudly in my oldest son’s bedroom.
It continually sparks the conversation that his little sister, has amazingly gathered this community of people, we like to call #PipsArmy.
That have made us feel lifted up in times of need, have helped our non-profit-projects soar & like getting a picture of a bunch of US Marines holding up a sign for my daughter made me feel, I’ve borrowed the strength of others from all over the world.

Anyways, a few days ago my youngest, some might say on the shy side, Kindergartener.
Had to be the “Leader of the Day”.
And I could tell he was kinda freaked out about it.
But, no matter what I said to boost him up.
It wasn’t until, both my sons disappeared upstairs.
And then my little Theo came down more confident then I’ve ever seen him.

Not only did he kill it as Leader.
He busted out with nailing, a Catholic prayer on his own.
And then kinda winked at me, cause we ain't Catholic, shooting me a charming little grin.

In this hat.
That is MAGIC.
All because a young Marine.
From way across the seas.
Stumbled upon us here, at Happy Soul Project.
And somehow, someway.
Something connected.
And he took a chance.
Reached out.
Sent this hat.
And he has no idea, the magic it’s brought my kids since.
So, thank you Marine.
Proud of you in so many ways...


[Pics shared with permission: Thank you US MARINES ]