I have mentioned in the past that one of the things that I love the most about social networking is meeting people and becoming friends - real friends. Distance and the fact that you have never actually met face to face doesn't make a difference when it comes to friendship in my book (or should I say laptop).
One of the people who I have met through blogging is Noelle of Jumpin-Beans and she has really been a God-send during my son Nikolaus' deployment to Afghanistan. You see, her husband Marc has recently completed his tour of duty in Afghanistan. Noelle was able to give me all kinds of advice as to what to include in my care packages, how to send them, how to keep in contact with Nikolaus, and many other little things.
Not only has Noelle been there for all that much needed advice, she has always been there just to talk when I was depressed or worried or just missing my son. She is just a real sweetheart, always there to lend an ear or give me a pick-up or a cyber hug. Then, out of the blue the other day I received a package in the mail from Noelle, Marc and their adorable son, Broxton. This is what was inside: