Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Deployment Care Package

My best friend here said goodbye to her husband just a few days ago, as he left for his deployment. She seems to be hanging in there, but I know that these first few days will be especially tough for her. So, I did the only thing I know to do in times like these: I made a deployment care package. Except this one is not going overseas. I made one just for her. (Although we will send her husband some care packages as well, as soon as we get his address.)

I call it a deployment survival kit. It includes: some nail polish, chocolate (of course!), a chick flick, popcorn, some mini bottles of wine, tissues, and stationery.

I’m not sure if this will make her feel better, but it was a nice chance for me to spoil a great friend. And is there ever not a good reason to buy chocolate?

9 comments:

Expat Girl said...

That is such a thoughtful idea, I know she will appreciate it, I certainly would!

nanny said...

So sweet.....that's a great package, too!!

Karren said...

How thoughtful! She is lucky to have a great friend like you in her life, especially during a difficult time like a deployment!

d.a.r. said...

You are such a sweet thoughtful friend!

heartscribblings (formerly southeastcountrywife) said...

You are so thoughtful!! Gifts must be your love language methinks. ;)

LivKit said...

Aww that is really sweet!

megan said...

This is such a great idea! You are a great friend!

Jen's Farmily said...

This is such a great idea! And it'll definitely bring a smile to her face in this difficult time!

Wing Wife said...

This is a wonderful idea to make a friend feel better. I remember when my husband left for a year overseas unaccompanied--I smiled as I walked him to the door, waved goodbye until the car with him and his squadron-mate disappeared around the corner. Then I ran down the hall, threw myself on the bed and sobbed for an hour. I felt so abandoned.

A gift like your Deployment Care Package would have been an outward expression of the support I am sure you will continue to give your friend.