Monday, March 19, 2012
Day 79: Adopted a Soldier
When I was at Indiana University for college, the things that I looked forward to more than anything were care packages and letters from home. Usually they consisted of snacks or treats that I really missed, but weren't available in Bloomington (or I was too poor to buy for myself). About every month or so, my mom would send me a care package, and it would be awesome because it made me feel like I was home. The tradition even continued when I moved to California when I would get sent things like White Sox stuff or giardinara (for some reason, it was impossible to find giardinara in the Bay Area).
While it always seemed like I was so far away, thinking about how far from home our troops are makes me realize that maybe I was a little spoiled. Being able to hear from people back home, even strangers, help these men and women get through some of the most insane living conditions and situations that anyone could bear. As you may or may not know, I have already sent a letter and a pizza to soldiers overseas, but I thought I would take it one step further. So today, for my random act of kindness, I registered for the Adopt A Soldier program. Through this program, I will be matched with one of our brave men and women overseas, and have the opportunity to send letters, care packages, etc. It is the least I could do for someone who risks their life to protect mine and my family's lives.