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A while back, we did a post on ParentLife Online about mailing care packages overseas to active military troops. It’s one of those things I’ve meant to do for a long time and just never have. The next time I was at the post office, I went ahead and got a flat-rate box and promised myself I WAS going to follow through on something this time!
My thoughts went to a new friend of mine whose husband has been overseas the whole time I’ve known her – and most of her son’s life. Her baby is two days younger than David, and I can’t imagine spending most of that first year on my own. No help with night wakings. No “please take the baby so I can take a 10-minute bath.” It’s all her.
I never hear her complain, though, and she has been nothing but an encouragement to me as our parenting styles are similar. I wanted to bless her family and show our thanks by sending her husband a package. My friend insisted it go to his whole unit, since they don’t all get packages. She is so kind!
I searched the Internet for cookies that would hold up to being mailed overseas during the dead of summer. No chocolate. Nothing soft. I finally found these Cranberry Cookies and modified them slightly. They are chewy, citrusy, and delightful; and from what I heard, the unit in Iraq thought they were pretty darn good, too!