Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Little Box

My youngest daughter is currently on a vacation without me.  She is having a marvelous time, but we have never been apart for more than a couple of days.  So I thought that perhaps a way to keep her from getting too homesick, I would put together a little box for her containing a note from me to open each morning when she wakes up.  A pretty ribbon was tied around the envelopes, and little gifts were also included for her to open on various days.  For the box I just used a colored video box that Michaels sells, and tied a brightly colored ribbon around it.  Before she left, I secretly set the box on her bed in the travel trailer that she would be sleeping in.   When she arrived at her first destination, she was very pleased when she found the box.  Now I can feel like I am greeting her each morning with a cheerful word, and she can know that I am thinking of her.  It kind of makes it seem like we aren't quite so far apart.

6 comments:

Jennifer D said...

That is such a wonderful idea! She must feel so loved.

Lorry said...

That is such a sweet idea. My daughter is going to be gone 5 days just after school gets out, I know she will be home sick, so I might just us your great idea...
Thank you!

Marcia said...

I like your idea! Do you remember when Jessie was at Donny's summer camp and I mailed a letter to her every day? It was really tough to make sure I mailed one every day - my time management skills aren't always the greatest....

koralee said...

Awwww...what a darling idea. You are such a thoughtful mother. Hugs. xoxo

Sheila said...

This is terrific and something she can keep! I have found it to be loads of fun trying to find things to mail to my daughter who is away at college. I think it makes me feel like she isn't as far away even more than it might help her.

Oh, and I do love Michael's. They are a terrific source of creative inspiration.

Caer Clan said...

You finished it! What a lovely box for your labors of love. Praying for the trip!