The devil tried to stop us as we surely knew he would,
But despite the sniffles, storms and snares,
We made it to Ft. Hood.
A stop at Collin St. Bakery wasn’t what we had expected,
But the cookies soothed our feelings so we didn’t feel rejected.
Were we ready for security? Would we have a long, long wait?
Nope! They checked ID’s and quickly waived us through the gate!
Col. Owens and the Sgt. waited for us at the door- -
Welcomed us, not as strangers but as friends they’d known before.
We were met with smiling faces everywhere we went.
One would think that we were angels that our Heavenly Father sent.
The Sargent was excited, his son is on the way,
He chose two hats to welcome him on that happy day.
We saw two precious babies, in their hats they look so sweet,
Rose said, “I made that hat! How neat!!”
The Chaplain came to meet us and gladly shook our hand,
Said, “More babies are born here than anywhere in the land!
Labor is hard, sometimes filled with strife,
Your hats brighten their day, point them to Jesus,
the Way, the Truth, the Life.”
Too soon our time was over, time to load the bus.
We’re so grateful for Caleb for chaperoning us.
The thunder roared, lightening flashed and rain came pouring down,
But Caleb kept on “truckin,” got us safely back to town.
Lord, we thank You for this ministry, give us wisdom, be our guide.
Guard us, Father, don’t let us swell with pride.
We want to glorify You, as Happy Hats go world wide.
It all began with Shirley’s sweet grand,
God planted a seed, He had a plan.
Kelsey had on a precious hat
And Jen said to Shirley,
“Mom, you can do that.”
Shirley called some friends, said, “Let’s all meet
At Kandy’s house, a one day retreat.
We’ll get together, we can crochet,
Make little hats and give them away.
The group came together, thinking we should
Think “God Thoughts” and do some good.
We started small, not much of a plan
Just trusting God and thinking “We can!”
Do you want to knit, crochet or loom?
Come and join us, there’s lots of room.
You don’t know how? That’s no concern,
We’ll work together, you’ll soon learn.
Our little group will need a name;
Tossing ideas became a game.
It wasn’t long, we all took note,
Sandy’s “Happy Hats” won the vote.
Sondra decided she couldn’t loom
But she’d keep the hats; she had room.
God uses her to keep us on track
And store the hats in her cottage out back.
Chugging along, we made it up hill.
Hats for local hospitals filled the bill.
Then God took over and opened the door;
Happy Hats grew; we needed more!
Hospitals, cancer patients, the military, a school,
Happy Hats became a tool
To spread God’s love both far and wide,
God clearly showed us, He’s on our side!
Judy’s prayers keep us on the go.
Susie’s website lets everyone know.
Linda has a teaching heart,
So come join us, you can take part.
With sixty plus women from near and far,
I can’t name them all,
But God knows who you are!
Happy Hats go where we can’t go.
We’ll leave that to God but we want you to know,
Each hat is made with lots of love
And blessed by our Heavenly Father above.
The little group that thought they could
Is just blown away by all the good.
God took over and by His hand,
Happy Hats go all over the land.
What a wonderful blessing to be a part
Of Happy Hats ministry;
Where God gives His heart!
Lord bless our efforts as we make the chain,
Then a circle of love as we hope to attain
A tiny hat to cover the head
Of a precious child in a little bed.
We fill each stitch with lots of love,
And prayers to our heavenly Father above,
That we open a door and touch a heart,
A life for Jesus, set apart.
God, we give you praise and ask you that
You bless the wearers of Happy Hats!
February 6, 2010