Just wait for phone calls?
My husband is usually not in a great location, so our internet time and phone time is very limited, maybe once every week or two for about ten minutes.
I do write letters, but not as often as I should because I always choose deployments as a time to make major life changes, you know, like have a baby or change careers.
This time, I might actually be able to keep up with letters.
Does your husband write back?
Gunner is pretty good about writing, sometimes. Maybe once he reads this post, he will realize how important those letters are to me. Nothing can change my day like a letter. Sure emails are great, and a lot of time if I have a question it is time sensitive and I need a reply. But nothing replaces that letter.
My friend Peggy came up with a solution for the kids that works well too. She sends Gunner pre-addressed postcards to mail back to the kids. He tears out three, writes a short note, and then sends them off courtesy of free mail. I collect them on the other end and hand them out once they all arrive so no one is left out.
They carry them around, tuck them into their books as bookmarks, hang them on their wall, or just read them over and over and over. Emails don't have the same effect on them.
So how many letters do you write? (I will probably be lucky to do one every week or two, seriously, no major changes, yet, but there are still three kiddos to take care of!)
Will he write back?
How do you handle correspondence with the kids?