There are moments in a relationship that make you fall hopelessly in love with your spouse all over again. One of those moments was when my husband took on the role of Father, the day our daughter was born. Looking at the two of them together, my heart stumbled, tripped and fell head over heels all over again. Since we found out we were pregnant with my daughter, my husband’s number one priority became taking care of his family. Over the last 6 years our family has moved, grown, changed and shifted, but his constant strength, support and love has been enduring. Although it boggles his mind why I would want to make such a fuss, it’s this endurance that makes Father’s Day such an important day for me. It’s a day we dedicate solely to him.
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Unfortunately, the Military Life means that we won’t get to be together on Father’s Day this year, but that won’t stop us from paying it backward and to take care of the dad in our life. For a guy who does so much to support our family, deployments are one of those times that we get to support him.
- Fresh Sheets
It’s a little-known fact that ship life has a unique set of living conditions. Namely, sailors share a very small room with 5 other people. Since his bunk is his little haven, we like to make it comfortable for him with a great set of sheets.
- A Handheld Gaming System
This was one of our very best pre-deployment purchases. My husband has logged many hours on his handheld gaming system during his down time. Because, in case you didn’t know, there isn’t a whole lot to do in the middle of the ocean.
- Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Body+Face Bar
No good care package is complete without a few bare necessities. My husband uses almost the entire line of Dove Men+Care products at home so they’re what I send in his packages. The Clean Comfort Body+Face Bar is great because it’s a 2-in-1 product so it cuts down on time. Plus, it’s infused with ¼ moisturizing cream to give his body some needed hydration while washing away the grease and grime!
- A Photo Book
It’s not very practical to send him picture frames and traditional photo albums are bulky, which is why I love sending printed photo books. They’re lighter, thinner and smaller so they take up less space.
One of the biggest request has been for movies. The guys watch them on their laptops in their downtime and they also have access to TVs in their shops.
- Dove Men+Care Anti Dandruff Fortifying Shampoo
This fortifying shampoo promotes scalp health by eliminating those unwanted dandruff flakes.
I thought it was just my husband, but the general consensus is they’re always ripping through the toes of their socks! Needless to say, they should be included in almost every care package.
- Razors and Grooming Kits
The military has fairly strict grooming regulations so the guys regularly need to replenish their supply of grooming products.
- A sturdy cell phone case
Even though my husband doesn’t get service at sea he still uses his phone to watch movies and play games. Plus when they do get a chance to participate in port excursions, it’s his main camera so a case that can keep up with him is a must.
- Aviator Shades
Protecting your vision is always important, but when you spend a lot of your off time sitting on the deck of a ship where the sun’s rays reflect off the water, it can be crucial to protect your eyes against UV ray damage.
What would you include in your care package?