|Our family before Chris's first deployment to Korea|
Part of the other blog I started is to keep myself busy, and my mind occupied with things other than sadness. While focusing on my mom may seem like a sad thing to some, it is an opportunity for me to honor her memory and the lessons she taught me. I will freely admit to missing her when I sit down to work on the blog or fundraising, but those fleeting moments of sadness are overwhelmed by the pride of being able to call her my mom.
I am hopeful that mail to the big sandbox will be prompt (ha), and that I will have an opportunity to mail Christopher fun care packages over the next 9 months. I have big plans for St Patrick's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, and well, every holiday. There isn't much I can do for him from here but send love-mail, and I am more than happy to do so. Keep your eyes out for some deployment box posts, as I hope to share some items that do/don't ship well, packing tips, and how to make even the practical items fun. If I can make time in my schedule, I may also hop on the Baking Gals bandwagon again, mostly as an excuse to bake cookies!
|Easter box while in Korea|