when my brother was home for his R&R from iraq (2 weeks of rest and recovery), we skyped with a soldier back in Iraq named Christina. She was so adorable!!! She's a sgt. in my brother's unit and knowing she is there with my brother comforts me. I mean look at her smile! even in a nasty dirt storm like the picture below, she's just too adorable.
with my brother
it made me realize again how women just like you and me are out there fighting for us. It's hard to imagine she's out there in Iraq driving a humvee. It's incredibly humbling.
as BEAUTIFUL as her smile is, i know it can't always be smiles over there in a war torn country, a thousand miles away from family. Not that there's anything i could do to repay her bravery in protecting our freedoms, but perhaps i could show her kindness in some small way.
Making care packages for my brother are my favorite (You lovies have helped me so GRACIOUSLY with that). Making girly care packages for women soldiers are a delight.
these were some of the things i sent Christina. I know when i asked Marco what to get her, he said she talked about how there wasn't enough pedicure/manicure stuff. I also sent along my favorite SJP perfumed lotions/bath wash of her scent lovely, and it is my personal belief that every girl should keep a stash of milano cookies.
Christina got my care package yesterday and it's an amazing feeling to think i could make someone's day overseas... just like you helped make my brother's.