Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Friday, February 24, 2012

Supporting our Soldiers

     Today was my day to send a monthly care package to my adopted soldier in Afghanistan.  It was also time for my weekly letter as well.
     For the care package, I decided to once again use one of the pre-made packages that are available through the Soldiers' Angels website.  Last time I had sent a variety of food items so this time I decided to send what they call their "male hygiene" package.  It includes things like a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, mouthwash, nail clippers, and a few other things.  Hopefully he'll find it refreshing to get new stuff like this.  By the way, you don't have to have adopted a soldier in order to send a care package.  Just go to the site and you can send one to any soldier.  It's quick and easy to do, and no doubt, much appreciated.
     I also sent another letter to my soldier today.  Who knows how long these take to get to him or what the time separation is between a letter and a package?  I figure the more mail he gets, the better.  I still have not heard a thing from him.  While I know this is sometimes the case, I must admit that it's difficult to keep the one-way conversation going.  It would be a lot easier to respond to his questions or comments or to send him things that he requests.  Oh well.  I'll keep the faith and trust that my letters are really getting to him and that they're meaningful for him.


  1. I signed up for this about 6 weeks ago and just heard from my soldier this past weekend, and it was awesome! Totally worth the wait, and when I said that I knew other people doing similar things he mentioned how everyone appreciates it so much, even if they can't write back. I'll ask what kind of stuff they like to hear about and let you know of any good topic ideas!

    1. That's awesome, Ryan. I'm thrilled that you're doing it, and glad (but jealous!) that you've heard back already. That would be great if you hear any good topic ideas.