|Just a sample of what we put in the box.|
I had the kids assigned a solider, a Marine actually, to send a care package too. His name is CPL Tyler Rollins. The kids are so excited. Today we are doing crafts and each writing a letter to add to the box. They love the fact that this is going to an "Army Guy".
Now I know that some people may get offended because not everyone is an Army Guy. However, I hope that you understand that some of the children doing this box are small. Their uncle was an Army guy and that is how they make the association. J is old enough now to understand there are different branches of Military, but it is just easier with D to say "Army Guy". They associate that with any solider what-so-ever.
Today we will be finishing off the box with personally wrote letters from the kids(little ones will be drawing pictures). They have been waiting for this day, and I am a little anxious at how many edits I will have to make to the letters, and what exactly is on their little minds. They have a pretty healthy understanding of soldiers (as much as kids should), they have 2 uncles and 1 aunt who served in Iraq. Also lots and lots of family who served on some branch of military through out our history. Dad and I teach our kids to be very proud of these people! They have fought for what we have today! In all honesty I think I am probably as excited as them to send this box off, and wait for their response! Can't wait to see their faces.
The name we got was actually a name from a fellow Thirty One sister whose husband is stationed overseas currently. They put together a fun project call "Operation Pink Box". Our Thirty One boxes are hot pink on the outside, so it is very distinct when they get them in the mail!