Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Perfect Military Spouse Care Package

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I can't remember how many care packages my daughters and I lovingly packed for Chaplain Hubby during his deployment. Several, I'm sure! We missed him so much.

The question of the day at Wives of Faith today is, what would a military wife need in her care package?

These are the things I'd include:

  • chocolate and lots of it
  • a nice Bible in the translation of her choice (my current reading Bible is the New Living Translation, making familiar passages a bit more fresh to my heart)
  • coffee
  • patience
  • a journal and a really good pen (I love gel pens for writing quickly)
  • tissues (Kleenex or Puffs, take your pick)
  • Coca-Cola (what can I say, ours is a Coke house)
  • ice cream
  • fun activities for the kids
  • a library card
  • a Netflix membership or a gift card to Blockbuster
  • exercise
  • freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies
  • plenty of vitamins
  • unlimited cell phone minutes and texting
  • note cards from friends and family to be delivered via snail mail on a regular basis
  • did I mention chocolate?
  • a AAA membership!!!!!! <--added after reading another wife's list where she included the number of a good handyman! :)

To read what other wives have written, click here.

3 comments:

Sara said...

Congratulations Pattie! Your name was the one drawn for the prize tonight for the Blog Carnival! :) You win the $10 gift card and Mary Kay gift set! :) Can you send me your address? sara@wivesoffaith.org. Thanks and Merry Christmas!! :)

casey said...

Netflix is a great idea!

Christian Mommy Writer said...

Hi! Stopping in from Wives of Faith. I liked your list. Netflix is a great idea to help pass the time away. I also like the journaling idea.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!