Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 316

Mom – Day 316

Today I received in the mail information from the Family Readiness Support Assistant. I received information for emergencies, care package ideas and a small book, “A Parents’ Guide.” I haven’t read it all yet – I just received it – but it looks informative. I didn’t even know that there was anything available to parents that are away from a military base. I do appreciate the information but I do wish I received this on day 365 or prior to day 365.

Well, let me share some of the information from the Care Package Ideas. It says that we should write letters, send pictures, magazines and cut out articles from the newspapers. Don’t send alcohol or pornography or socks with logos (?) I also heard (not from this source) that National Geographic is on the “do not send” list. For bakers (not me) you can check out Nestle at They also suggest boxes that have a theme. For example, “Work It Out!” with deodorant, Gatorade powder, power bars, socks, etc., “Winter Wonderland” with hot cocoa mix, cider mix, marshmallows, Chapstick,…… Currently, where Zach is located, he doesn’t have access to purchase items he could use. Items like baby wipes, hand cream, power bars, healthy snacks are things he could use. There are other things that that may be nice to receive, a letter, pictures, homemade cookies, whoppie pies, or Kleenex. Honestly, I think the most important thing is for him to know that we support our troops.

I love you Zach – Be Careful

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