Now, I know what you are thinking, a journal, really? Well I think it's a little more special than that, more cleaver too. Here is what I did:
- I picked out a rustic journal that had as many pages as I could possibly find.
- Then, I brought it home, pulled out my pens/markers/pencils, put photo paper in the printer, powered up my computer, and got to work.
- I found quotes, stories, special dates, picture of us, the family and his friends and compiled them all together, and printed out the photos.
- Once I had more than enough, I start picking random pages and designed/wrote a quote or put a story and had some form of artwork on the page. Either a photo, cool looking text I created or a little drawing.
I am hoping that as he writes in it all of those things bring a smile to his face. Also, I hope the journal and the little messages throughout remind him that there are many people out there in the world thinking about him, praying for him, caring for him, and ready for him to come home safely.
It has been mailed out and I can't wait for his reaction!