When Brooks got back I resumed my use of IG, facebook and twitter, but I've felt a little rusty when it comes to blogging. Before he left I put together a little book for him and posted a picture of it on IG. A few of you asked me to blog about it, and I figure this is a nice way to ease my way back into the swing of things.
[Note: I used my Christmas present from Brooks to take these photos!]
Husband and I never really know what to anticipate when it comes to communication when we're separated in physical proximity for work stuff. Sometimes we are able to text message, Skype, or talk on the phone, and other times we can only hope to receive a letter in the mail. This little book was a way for me to make sure that I got to tell Brooks, "I love you," every day, regardless of whether or not we were able to talk on the phone.
The book itself is from the crafter's paradise, aka: Hobby Lobby. You can find it in the scrapbooking section for less than five bucks.
Everything else is just a compilation of scrapbook paper and other stuff that I've collected in my craft box.
I made one page for each day he was away.
As I made each page, I hoped to accomplish one of the following things:
To encourage Brooks with truth.
To remind him of who he is.
And to communicate how deeply he is loved.
If you decide to make one of these books for someone, try to give yourself enough time to put thought into each page. I tried knocking out ten pages in one day and it was just too much. But this prayer calendar helped spark ideas when I was running out of them!
How do you say "I love you," when you're not able to do so face-to-face? With this Army life I am going to need lots of ideas! Please do share yours!