This post was originally supposed to be posted yesterday but I had a real girl job orientation and dinner with my new deployment friend. The women who I have met along this process have been the most amazing and supportive people. I am blown away at how loving and caring they are. They say going through a deployment at home shows you who your real friends are and who will really support you…
Each week goes by a little bit easier. I keep myself busy but also have kept myself away from blogging because I just haven’t been myself. The first few weeks were okay because I knew he was safe… When that changed, it became nerve racking. No phone calls, sparse contact with internet messages. There were lots of tears and mornings I didn’t get out of bed. But everyday I always did something for myself, exercise, eat healthy, eat chocolate ;), walk. It helps.
But what REALLY helps is planning care packages. The husband has a moderate to severe gluten intolerance… most of my boxes contain some kind of food that is always gluten free I am sending a box almost weekly.
St. Patricks day care package
In the box:
- Cranberries (not green but they go great with nuts)
- Popcorn from OCNJ that was wrapped with shamrocks wrapping paper
- Nut thins
- Mint gum
- Vitamin C packets (they were in a green bag)
- War heads sour candy
Yes I send my boxes incredibly early because I don’t know how long they take or when they are able to get mail. I would rather him have 8 boxes at once then none at all.
I am going to do an entire post on how to package a care box. No one told me this. I felt completely blind on what to do or how to send it.
Any other green ideas for a care package?!