I have a sister-in-love who is my hero. She married my “big-little brother” (as I call him), and I don’t really remember life before her. She’s just another sister to me, and I would never consider using the word “in-law” to describe her.
She happens to be a military wife, and as a wife who of a man who travels, I have tasted on a very small scale what it means to have your husband gone while you’re back caring for little bodies and running the home. I want to grow in caring for her from afar since I live thousands of miles away.
But I need help because the Lord did not give me the gift of service or gift giving. I don’t intuitively know what you need unless you live in my home. And when you have a baby it takes me days, even weeks, to decide what meal from my arsenal to take you. I over think gifts and consider not doing anything at all because, “I’m sure you’ll hate it.”
I know some of you are giving me a hearty, “Amen!” right now, while others of you are appalled that I’d choose nothing over just doing something. I get it. I know it’s ridiculous, and I’m seeking to grow in this area. Add to it an incredible desire to serve and care for family from a far and I’m just in a mess.
So can you help me brainstorm?
What do you put in a care package for military wives?
I don’t care how obvious of an idea it is I want to hear it. If you’re a military wife, what would you love to receive in the mail when your husband is deployed or training? Just leave your answer in the comments, and if you have a blog post or blog on this topic, feel free to leave it in the comments as well!