We didn’t spend our Black Friday shopping this year. Instead, we gathered the freshman lacrosse players for an uplifting and rewarding afternoon putting together boodle boxes for American troops stationed abroad.
The days leading up to our gathering were spent with moms exchanging texts about thoughtful, meaningful items that could stand the long trip and be useful and special to the recipients. The boys started the day carefully lining boxes with cheerful wrapping paper, and penning notes (a real chore for kids these days) to each and every recipient, before filling them with necessities, small splurges and Christmas cheer. They posed for a team photo, which we printed on the spot to include in every box.
Even a few little sisters helped with the effort. Well, one little sister helped while another sought out scratches and attention. :-)
I pray that our American troops stationed far from home will find boodles of cheer in these boxes this holiday season. I hope that our boys each took a moment to remember that our freedom and safety come at a price, and than countless men and women and families in service sacrifice for us each and every day. I know I did.
Celebrating Christmas 2020
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If you’re doing anything special or fun at home, particularly with teens, I’d love for you to share!
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