and that's when a wonderful idea hit me.
my purchase only came to $10 dollars if that. why not use the rest for good and pay the difference to make someone else's day? I remembered going to my brother's deployment ceremony and seeing beautiful girls, proud in their uniforms, who were my age or even younger. I remembered thinking i could be her, if only i had that same courageous heart.
i asked my brother for addresses of girl's in his unit. He gave me 3 names and said that they would love "the girly stuff." (brothers) :)
it was a lot of fun thinking of what they might need. i bought each girl my favourite triple moisture body cream, anti-bacterial waterless hand foam, this neat stuff called "cooling mist" that you spray all over (it has aloe vera and promises to refresh and condition skin which i thought would be perfect for Iraq conditions) & probably my favourite thing from Bath & Body- their aromatherapy Sleep Pillow Mist in Warm Milk & Honey and Lavender Chamomile.
and of course, it can't be sent off without a little card of encouragement and appreciation for what they are doing overseas for me... for us.
and maybe, maybe i will make these girl's days,
just like you helped me make my brother's.