Friday, December 14, 2012
Day 349: Sent A Christmas Care Package To A Sailor
Lindsey, Isla and I will be spending Christmas in California this year with Lindsey's family. It is going to be my first ever warm weather Christmas (all others were in Chicago and Montana) which I am not sure I am ready for. One of these days, we will have a Christmas where both Lindsey's family and my family meet for a gigantic family Christmas (Cabo anyone?). It is tough to spend the holidays away from my family, but something made me realize that I still have it much easier than others. For members of our armed forces, being away from your loved ones during a deployment is always tough, but the holidays always make it a little tougher. A friend I have known since elementary school, Jennifer, recently asked if I would be interested in sending care packages to single sailors who are deployed overseas. Jennifer, who is a Navy wife herself, is committed to doing as much as possible to ensure as many members of the Navy and their families are taken care of (all while waddling around with her soon to be born twins). So today, for my random act of kindness, I joined Jennifer and a group of others and sent a Christmas care package to a sailor. I threw in a DVD, some snacks, socks (Lieutenant Dan taught me the importance of socks), and a few other things.