Monday, November 28, 2011

Gift: Deployment Countdown Jar

I have a friend whose husband is deployed. I thought I would make her a gift to help the months pass a little quicker.
I read Tour of Duty:Preparing Our Hearts for Deployment several months ago. In this book, the author explains how with small children, it helps for them to have a visual countdown of when their family member will return home. A common example being a candy jar. Each day the child will take one piece of candy out. The remaining pieces will be the number of days left to wait.  However, I am all about equal opportunities. You don't have to be a child to have a candy jar! If my husband was deployed, you can bet money that I would have one of these.... for me!

This Christmas, don't forget about those that won't be able to spend Christmas with their loved ones because of their service to our country. Show them a little extra love this Christmas season!
Have a blessed Monday!

1 comment:

Sharon Lynch said...

This is super sweet. I love this idea. I can't even imagine how hard that would be.