|MilSO Care Package/ Deployment Survival Kit|
For late nights and early mornings on Skype:
To wipe away the tears (of sadness by also of joy when he comes home!)
A Bible for courage and strength:
Mounds: To remind you of the "mounds" of support you have from family and friends.
Laffy Taffy: For remembering to laugh.
Lifesavers: To remind you that you're his lifesaver.
Marbles (for when you've lost yours):
Anti-stress face mask, bath salts, and candle.. for "me time":
Because it's okay to admit sometimes that deployments "suck." Haha. This one might be my favorite.
Stationary for all the letters you'll be writing and envelopes to be sealed with a kiss:
I made one in a flat-rate box to send to my friend Lindsey, who lives out of state. I see my friend Sam every other week or so, so I made hers in a cute little box/chest that I found from Hobby Lobby.
|My friend Sam about to open her box!|
If I could have added one thing to Lindsey's it would have been a deployment pin (Sam already has one) but I totally forgot until I already put it in the mail. The tag could have said "For more opportunities to tell people about how proud of him you are" or something like that. Isn't that always how it is? You get done with a project and there's always one more thing you realize you could've done? Oh well.
|Deployment Pin: for more opportunities to tell people how proud of him you are.|
I got those cute little polka-dot tags from Hobby Lobby. I was really happy about how it all turned out! So I'm posting this because I'm kind of hoping it will continue to catch on. I think that we MilSOs need to take care of each other. :)
What other things do you think would be good to include in a MilSO care package?