Having a loved one serving in the military can be very tough at times. Between the constant cloud of deployment, always-changing addresses, long hours spent away from family, and some of the long term effects that come from serving, it’s no walk in the park to stay strong for your family as well as your loved one currently serving their country. As hard as it can be for us at home, it’s so much harder for those serving, so, we do our best to let them know how much they are loved, missed and appreciated.
For a few years I was sending out care packages for my husband on a regular basis, handwriting letters filled with love and news from home and taking any opportunity to face time, which wasn’t as often as either of would have liked. We did our best for our marriage, for each other and for our children. These days, with sites like Pinterest, there are so many new ideas emerging daily details different ways you can show love and support to loved ones serving in different branches of our military.
Hearts4Heroes is one of my favorites that I’ve come across recently. Although my husband is no longer away from home, I know many military families who I’ve sent the site to while knowing how much their serving spouse would appreciate the gesture. Hearts for Heroes was created as a way to reassure your loved ones that not only are they loved and missed but that there is pride for them serving their country.
The pillows created by the company are made of high quality material and come with a permanent marker so that you can hand write notes of love and encouragement to your active service loved one. What a wonderful way to fall asleep at the end of a grueling day to have a pillow that smells like home and bear’s words of love and encouragement from family/friends!