A dear friend of mine is celebrating her birthday this week. She is a busy mom with four active kids, so I was trying to figure out what would bless her the most. Her mini-van is her 2nd home, so, I thought a van survival kit might come in handy.
This box was on sale at Michael’s for $2.00. Then I spent about $4.00 on stickers: alphabet with stars and cute insects (lady bugs, butterflies, dragonflies, etc.), plus a package of neat sayings (she and I collect fun and inspiring sayings, usually in plaque form – and that doesn’t mean on our teeth). I scattered the stickers on top and on all four sides.
The boys and I scoured Dollar Tree and came up with some great mommy emergency items, and I raided my own personal stash to come of with a box full of smiles:
- Correspondence Items – encouragement notes, stamps, stickers
Feed the Soul Items – New Testament, Gospel tracts, two small books full of short stories (each with a Bible verse)
Office supplies/Tools – tape, glue stick, scissors, mini stapler, calculator, white out, pens, pencils, screw driver, sticky notes,
- Mommy 9-1-1 – silly string, “Bang” gun (pull the trigger and sign falls down that says “bang”), earplugs, sudoku book, $1 bill plus loose change, disposable plastic gloves
Medicine – ibuprofen, 1 children’s benadryl, cough drops, band-aids, antibacterial gel, tums
Personal Care Items – fingernail file and clippers, lotion, red lipstick, tissues, wisp (disposable toothbrushes), clear fingernail polish
Yummies – chocolate (of course!), tea bags, granola bar, coffee bags, mints
I’ve probably forgotten something, but you get the general idea. Danean was thrilled with her gift, and it makes me so happy thinking about her driving around town, ministering to her family with her handy-dandy kit at her side.
Do you know someone who needs a survival box? It’s a blast putting it together and giving it away. And, come to think of it, I might need one. How about you?
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10